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In the wake of the recent crude oil spill in Santa Barbara, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom has called for stricter oversight of oil pipelines. (E&E News)
Calls for expanded pipeline oversight trail Santa Barbara oil spill ($)
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) called yesterday for stricter oversight of oil pipelines in the wake of a crude oil spill in Santa Barbara. Newsom, who is exploring a run for governor in 2018 as Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) term ends, said he would work to hold Plains All American Pipeline Co. responsible for Tuesday’s spill.
California oil spill: Officials hope to get first look at ruptured pipe
Los Angeles Times
Workers on Tuesday began digging up the soil around a pipe that ruptured and spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude oil along the Santa Barbara County coast.
Expenses loom for Plains over California oil spill
Plains All American Pipeline, the Houston-based company at the center of the oil spill fouling a portion of California’s coast, could face “hundreds of millions of dollars” in costs related to the accident.