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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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Venoco suing Plains for $12 million over Refugio oil spill pipeline closures

By   /  Wednesday, April 6th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Law & Goverment  /  Comments Off on Venoco suing Plains for $12 million over Refugio oil spill pipeline closures

Denver-based Venoco, an oil and gas producer with significant operations in the Tri-Counties, is suing Plains All American Pipeline for more than $12 million in damages. Venoco is suing the Houston-based energy infrastructure company responsible for the Refugio oil spill for the continued loss of profits that stemmed from the shut down of Line 901 Read More →

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Plains gets blame for Venoco bankruptcy filing

By   /  Friday, March 25th, 2016  /  Energy, middle  /  Comments Off on Plains gets blame for Venoco bankruptcy filing

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Dubroff: In era of unusual calamities, Feinberg has faith in system

By   /  Friday, March 11th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: In era of unusual calamities, Feinberg has faith in system

Kenneth R. Feinberg has had an up-close-and-personal view of human tragedy. As the nation’s premier attorney for dealing with disasters, both natural and man-made, he has a remarkably practical approach to what should happen when things go wrong. So, when I had the chance to talk to him on March 8, I couldn’t resist asking 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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Judge orders Plains to stop misleading oil spill claimants

By   /  Thursday, March 3rd, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Law & Goverment  /  Comments Off on Judge orders Plains to stop misleading oil spill claimants

A U.S. District Court ordered Plains All American Pipeline to stop misleading claimants seeking to recover interim damages from the Refugio oil spill and invalidate releases that preclude them from joining the class-action lawsuit and recouping further compensation. “The Court finds that Defendants are engaged in misleading conduct by using the OPA claims process — Read More →

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Judge denies Plains’ request to delay oil spill lawsuit

By   /  Thursday, February 25th, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Judge denies Plains’ request to delay oil spill lawsuit

A U.S. district judge denied Plains All American Pipeline’s request to put a six-month hold on the class-action lawsuit stemming from the Refugio oil spill. Judge Philip Gutierrez issued an order on Feb. 25 that denied Plains’ motion because Plains did not make a clear case on how a delay, or stay in legalese, would Read More →