Officials: Cost to clean oiled Santa Barbara beaches exceeds $60 million

Cleaning up the thousands of gallons of crude oil that spilled into the Pacific Ocean near Refugio State Beach on May 19 has cost more than $60 million,

Santa Barbara County official rejects plan to move crude oil by truck

A Santa Barbara County official has rejected a proposal by Exxon Mobil to send a fleet of 6,720-gallon trucks on as many as 192 daily trips on U.S. 101 while

Santa Barbara spill is prime suspect in L.A.-area tar balls

Tests to confirm the source of tar balls that have washed up on Los Angeles County beaches could take weeks.

Santa Barbara oil spill: Pipeline operator has long record of problems

Plains Pipeline, whose oil pipe ruptured in Santa Barbara County, has high rate of safety and maintenance infractions.

Oil spill cleanup an eerie sight