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Feeling duped, Ventura blasts company for restarting pipeline after oil spill

Feeling duped, Ventura blasts company for restarting pipeline after oil spill

In a scathing letter, the city of Ventura has asked the company responsible for a nearly 30,000-gallon oil spill last month to shut down the pipeline involved in the leak and explain how it was reopened on Thursday with scant notice.

The city also surprised Crimson Pipeline LLC on Friday with a legislative subpoena, which demands the company turn over by mid-July a raft of documents about the pipeline’s maintenance, inspections and memos from the June 23 spill. 

The impetus for the city’s more forceful tactic appears to be a community meeting on Thursday with state and company officials, which left...

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