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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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Plains arraignment, motion to seal indictment transcripts continued to July 28

By   /  Thursday, June 30th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Plains arraignment, motion to seal indictment transcripts continued to July 28

James Buchanan, left, is Plains All American Pipeline's environmental and regulatory compliance specialist pictured at the Santa Barbara Courthouse June 30. He was indicted along with Plains following the Refugio oil spill. (Alex Kacik)

  The arraignment for Plains All American Pipeline and its employee James Buchanan along with the company’s motion to seal indictment transcripts was continued to July 28. The Plains indictment that stems from the Refugio oil spill contains 46 counts, four of which are felonies. A federal investigation is ongoing. Plains filed a motion on Read More →

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