September 23, 2023
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Our view: Plains’ oil spill felony punishment falls short


In the case of the Plains All American Pipeline oil spill disaster in 2015, we confront the problem of corporate malfeasance — and once again the results are unsatisfactory. In Santa Barbara Superior Court on April 25, Judge James Herman sentenced Plains to a $3.3 million fine for a felony conviction for having caused a…


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