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Judge denies Plains’ motion to set aside criminal indictment over oil spill

By   /  Tuesday, February 21st, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Judge denies Plains’ motion to set aside criminal indictment over oil spill

Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Jean Dandona denied defense counsels’ motions to set aside the criminal indictment against Plains All American Pipeline and James Buchanan, the environmental and regulatory compliance specialist for Plains, with the exception of one misdemeanor count against Buchanan, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley said Feb. 21. Plains was Read More →

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Ojai company leads way to reliable, clean energy

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ojai company leads way to reliable, clean energy

By Jan Dietrick The Feb. 10 article in the Pacific Coast Business Times, “Power to the people: SimpliPhi to double production at Ojai battery storage plant,” about how the Ojai company is positioning itself for growth, can be viewed through the lens of current trends in energy policy. Policy-makers in California and Washington, D.C., should Read More →

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Motion to change venue of Plains All American Pipeline criminal case denied

By   /  Friday, January 27th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Motion to change venue of Plains All American Pipeline criminal case denied

Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Jean Dandona denied Plains All American Pipeline’s request to move its criminal case to Kern County. Plains was indicted on 46 felony counts for the May 2015 oil spill that soiled the Gaviota Coast. Plains did not prepare nor maintain its pipelines properly and did not notify the proper Read More →

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Officials trying to mitigate Diablo Canyon’s demise

By   /  Friday, December 16th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Energy, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Officials trying to mitigate Diablo Canyon’s demise

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Tri-county energy companies investing in oil projects

By   /  Friday, December 2nd, 2016  /  Energy, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Tri-county energy companies investing in oil projects

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PG&E reaches settlement over Diablo Canyon closure

By   /  Monday, November 28th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Energy, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on PG&E reaches settlement over Diablo Canyon closure

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company agreed to pay between $122.5 million to $147.5 million to seven San Luis Obispo County cities, the county and the school district to offset some of the negative impacts from the eventual closure of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. PG&E announced plans in June to close its power plant Read More →

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Government sued over offshore fracking in Santa Barbara Channel

By   /  Thursday, November 17th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Government sued over offshore fracking in Santa Barbara Channel

Updated on Nov. 18 at 12 p.m.: The Center for Biological Diversity sued the federal government for permitting offshore fracking in the Santa Barbara Channel and along the California Coast, alleging that it did not perform a proper environmental assessment. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Nov. 15, seeks a court Read More →

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