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Feds order pipeline company to clean up Santa Barbara coastline
Feds order pipeline company to clean up Santa Barbara coastline

Federal authorities Wednesday issued a cleanup order to the company whose underground pipeline spilled thousands of gallons of crude oil into the Pacific last week, marring several miles of Santa Barbara County coastline. “There may not be oil on the beach like there was on the first few days, but there is still a problem,” Jared Blumenfeld, administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Pacific Southwest region, said at a news conference. “That problem needs to be cleaned up. The oil all needs to be removed.” Under the order from the EPA and the U.S. Coast Guard, Plains All American Pipeline, which owns and operates the pipeline, must continue...

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