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Federal regulators say Plains failed to prevent Refugio oil spill

By   /  Thursday, May 19th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, middle  /  Comments Off on Federal regulators say Plains failed to prevent Refugio oil spill

Story updated at 5:20 p.m. May 19: Plains All American Pipeline did not adequately protect its lines from corrosion, properly measure the worn pipes nor respond quickly enough to the Refugio oil spill, according to a final report from the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued May 19. PHMSA, the federal entity that regulated Plains Read More →

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Plains oil pipelines don’t qualify as interstate

By   /  Friday, March 4th, 2016  /  Energy, left  /  Comments Off on Plains oil pipelines don’t qualify as interstate

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Regulators sued for oil pipeline info

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Regulators sued for oil pipeline info

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Agencies should release oil pipeline information

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Federal regulators should stop dragging their heels and release requested information about the oil pipelines that run through the Tri-Counties immediately. Business Times staff writer Alex Kacik reports in this issue that the Environmental Defense Center has filed a lawsuit against the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, alleging that the agency is refusing Read More →

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Environmentalists sue regulators for not releasing info on tri-county oil pipelines

By   /  Tuesday, December 8th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, Law, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Environmentalists sue regulators for not releasing info on tri-county oil pipelines

  Environmental groups have filed lawsuits against federal regulators for allegedly refusing to release information regarding oil pipelines in the Tri-Counties. The Environmental Defense Center and Santa Barbara Channelkeepers sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on May 22. PHMSA has yet to fulfill the FOIA requests, Read More →

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Federal agency proposes tougher pipeline safety rules

By   /  Friday, October 9th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Federal agency proposes tougher pipeline safety rules

The federal body governing pipeline safety has proposed new regulations that will change how oil and gas pipelines are operated, inspected and maintained. Some of the rule proposals include requiring that all pipelines have a system for detecting leaks and establishing a timeline for pipeline inspections following a storm or natural disaster. The Pipeline and Read More →

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