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Jail time unlikely for Plains executives

By   /  Friday, June 12th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Jail time unlikely for Plains executives

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Central Coast economy depends on politicians, Plains making it right

By   /  Friday, June 12th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Editorials, Energy, Latest news, Opinion, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Central Coast economy depends on politicians, Plains making it right

When it comes to oil and politics, the conventional wisdom has been that Central Coast politicians can’t overplay their hands in expressing outrage over environmental issues. That conventional wisdom is about to get a major test. Already a parade of elected officials has toured the damage wrought by the May 19 oil spill that made Read More →

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Santa Barbara’s Mission Linen embraces recycling

By   /  Friday, June 12th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara’s Mission Linen embraces recycling

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Oil spill claims process will likely be long, ugly legal battle

By   /  Friday, June 12th, 2015  /  Columns, Energy, Latest news, Law, Opinion, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Oil spill claims process will likely be long, ugly legal battle

Plains All American Pipeline is taking a page straight out of BP’s oil spill response playbook, according  to at least one attorney with firsthand experience in oil spill litigation. Thomas Young, a Tampa-based attorney who went to work trying to secure claims for clients in the aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, told the Read More →

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Governor Brown issues executive order to speed Refugio oil spill recovery efforts

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Governor Brown issues executive order to speed Refugio oil spill recovery efforts

As federal, state, and local agencies continue working to minimize and mitigate the effects of the Refugio oil spill, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday issued an executive order to further expedite recovery efforts and help ensure the natural environment is restored, beaches are reopened and economic impacts are minimized. The governor’s order directs state agencies Read More →

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Carbon tax right policy for Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Energy, Op/Eds, Opinion, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Carbon tax right policy for Tri-Counties

By Mike McEachen As a frequent visitor to Refugio Beach, I was saddened by the oil that spewed out of the underground pipeline operated by Plains All American Pipeline and fouled our beach and coastline. My family and friends had to cancel our annual Memorial Weekend Refugio Beach campout that we made reservations for six Read More →

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Politicians, officials should take measured approach after oil spill

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2015  /  Editorials, Energy, Opinion, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Politicians, officials should take measured approach after oil spill

While the cleanup of the Refugio oil spill is progressing, albeit slowly, the politics of petroleum extraction have overtaken events on the ground. Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblymember Das Williams have called for new rules for oil pipeline safety. In Ventura County, Supervisors Steve Bennett and Linda Parks have questioned the future of oil production Read More →

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