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  • Drilling chief wants higher fines for offenses

    January 13, 2011 1:58 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's top offshore drilling regulator says his agency is considering ways to increase civil penalties for companies that violate drilling rules. Current rules allow fines of up to $35,000 per incident per day. Michael Bromwich, director of the Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, says... more »
  • Maldonado will sign order to protect California coast

    October 12, 2010 12:57 PM

    Safeguarding California's coastline from disastrous oil spills is the focus of an executive order Acting Governor Abel Maldonado will sign this morning in Goleta. The Executive Order will address the state's oil spill contingency plans and blow out prevention practices. Maldonado led the official state delegation to bring... more »
  • Lois Capps reacts to oil leak in the Gulf

    June 3, 2010 9:57 PM

    Local Congresswoman Lois Capps defends how the Obama administration has handled the Gulf oil spill. She says he's been taking action since day one. Capps spoke to seniors this afternoon in San Luis Obispo about the impacts of healthcare reform. When we asked her about cleanup efforts in the gulf,... more »
  • White House to create oil spill commission

    May 18, 2010 1:40 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - An administration officials says the White House will establish a presidential commission to investigate the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. President Barack Obama will establish the commission by executive order. It will be similar to panels created to investigate the space shuttle Challenger disaster and... more »
  • Oil spill in OC flood-control channel

    January 27, 2010 10:17 PM

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) Crews are working to mop up more than 670 gallons of crude oil that has spilled into an Orange County flood-control channel that drains to wetlands and the Pacific Ocean. The Environmental Protection Agency says the spill was discovered Jan. 21 in the Huntington Beach Channel... more »
  • Oil spill reported on Greka Energy property

    December 11, 2009 7:49 PM

    A cleanup is underway after 15 barrels of oil and produced water were spilled on Greka property near Santa Maria. Santa Barbara County Fire officials say the incident happened just after 11:45 a.m. on Friday on the 6,000 block of Dominion Road. Greka Energy is an oil refinery located in... more »

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