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Arraignment on Plains oil spill criminal charges continued

By   /  Thursday, June 2nd, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  1 Comment

The arraignment of Plains All American Pipeline and its employee involving criminal charges stemming from last year’s Refugio oil spill was continued until June 30. Following the arraignment on the morning of June 2, the first 11 pages of the California grand jury indictment were made public. It included four felony charges and 42 misdemeanors. Read More →

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Refugio oil spill effects linger a year later

By   /  Friday, May 27th, 2016  /  Energy, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Refugio oil spill effects linger a year later

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Charges, lawsuits Plains’ Refugio oil spill legacy

By   /  Friday, May 27th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Charges, lawsuits Plains’ Refugio oil spill legacy

One year later, the Refugio oil spill remains in the headlines amid rising costs and the first of what could be a series of criminal misconduct charges. Plains All American now faces a 46-count indictment at the state level for a May 2015 incident that spilled 21,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean. The Read More →

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Dubroff: Plains prosecution either carefully crafted or grandstanding

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2016  /  Columns, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Plains prosecution either carefully crafted or grandstanding

Henry Dubroff

There are two ways to look at the May 17 announcement that Plains All American Pipeline will face criminal charges over last year’s Refugio oil spill. During a press conference that made national news, California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley said that a California grand jury had indicted Read More →

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Plains faces criminal charges over Refugio oil spill

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Plains faces criminal charges over Refugio oil spill

California Attorney General Kamala Harris discusses the Plains All American Pipeline indictment outside of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's office on May 17. (Alex Kacik)

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Plains faces criminal charges over Refugio oil spill

By   /  Tuesday, May 17th, 2016  /  Energy, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Plains faces criminal charges over Refugio oil spill

Story updated at 2:30 p.m. May 17: A California grand jury has indicted Plains All American Pipeline on four felony counts in connection with the Refugio oil spill, prosecutors announced on May 17. The Houston-based oil and gas infrastructure company is facing 46 criminal charges for the May 19, 2015 oil spill that soiled the Read More →

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One year later, Plains still dragging feet over oil spill

By   /  Friday, May 13th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on One year later, Plains still dragging feet over oil spill

Nearly a year after a Plains All American pipeline broke, spilling an estimated 123,270 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean and disrupting tourism along the California Coast, there has been little progress in resolving the underlying issues that led to the region’s biggest environmental disaster in decades. Plains All American has proved adept at Read More →

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