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Beach closures take toll on Santa Barbara County businesses

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Beach closures take toll on Santa Barbara County businesses

The oil spill near Refugio State Beach dealt a financial blow to a handful of businesses with more revenue being lost every day. Although the total impact on Santa Barbara’s $1 billion tourism industry is likely to be offset by increased hotel stays by cleanup crews, there was no sign of relief for those directly Read More →

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Cry grows to stop new oil production in Santa Barbara County

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top 25 lists  /  Comments Off on Cry grows to stop new oil production in Santa Barbara County

The Refugio oil spill cleanup will keep area beaches closed at least until June 4, the number of wildlife affected continues to grow, Canada de Alegria to Coal Oil Point fisheries are off limits and a geyser of negative national media attention has tarnished the region’s pristine reputation. The spill, which was the result of Read More →

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Field narrowed to 6 in UCSB’s New Venture Competition

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Field narrowed to 6 in UCSB’s New Venture Competition

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Tourism outlook bright; tri-county revenue rising

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Tourism outlook bright; tri-county revenue rising

As the tri-county region has emerged from the Great Recession, travel and tourism loom larger and larger on the economic landscape, with Memorial Day as the traditional kick off to the region’s peak season. In San Luis Obispo County, rebounding travel and tourism, plus the burgeoning solar industry, are key drivers of new jobs. Visit Read More →

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Future tourism, political fortunes at stake over response to oil spill

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Opinion, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Future tourism, political fortunes at stake over response to oil spill

Just six months ago, Santa Barbara County’s oil and gas industry was sailing on smooth waters. In the November election, broad business support and a flood of outside money helped defeat Measure P, an effort to ban fracking and a wide range of drilling activities countywide. Two companies, Aera Energy and Venoco, were in the Read More →

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Bigger fines needed to hold oil pipe owners accountable

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Editorials, Energy, Latest news, Opinion, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Bigger fines needed to hold oil pipe owners accountable

It’s a case of business as usual for Plains All American Pipeline, which owns the pipe that ruptured near Goleta on May 19 and spilled an estimated 101,000 gallons of oil. About 21,000 gallons of oil flowed through a storm culvert under Highway 101 into the ocean, blackening area beaches and creating a 10-square-mile oil Read More →

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Fines, cleanup costs climbing for owner of oil pipe that leaked

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Fines, cleanup costs climbing for owner of oil pipe that leaked

The pipeline leak that released more than 21,000 gallons of oil into the ocean and soiled 9 miles of Santa Barbara coastline on May 19 will likely result in a $200,000 fine from federal regulators and potentially millions of dollars in cleanup costs and environmental penalties for the pipeline’s operator, Houston-based Plains Pipeline. An investigation Read More →

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