Refugio Oil Spill

Plains Personnel Didn't Break the Rules

Grand Jury report exonerates them of overstepping their bounds. Read story.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

County Issues Emergency Permit to Truck Stranded Oil

Las Flores Canyon tanks have sat idle since the Refugio Oil Spill. Read story.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Refugio Reviewed

Did we learn our lesson on pipeline safety? Read story.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

County Pushes for Better Pipeline Safety

And the EDC has sued PHMSA over unanswered information requests. Read story.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

County Receives $60,000 Oil Spill Preparedness Grant

Money will fund emergency response equipment and training. Read story.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Refugio Spill Residue

Questions linger over impact to oil industry and county tax coffers. Read story.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Plains Not Complying with Spill Investigation?

The oil pipeline company has reportedly failed to overturn documents demanded by prosecutors. Read story.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Request Filed to Consolidate Refugio Oil Spill Lawsuits

Plains All American Pipeline is not opposing the petition. Read story.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Boxer and Capps Tour Refugio Oil Spill Site

The U.S. senator and congressmember urge tighter oil and pipeline safety regulations. Read story.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Refugio Oil Spill Likely Far Larger Than Projected

New information released by Plains All American shows a 40 percent jump in volume estimates. Read story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Jackson Oil Spill Bills Pass Assembly Committee

Two bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson in response to the Refugio Oil Spill passed out of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee this week. Read story.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

County Briefed on Oil Spills as Refugio Reopens

The frequency of accidents has gone down in recent years. Read story.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

City Retains High-Powered Attorney for Possible Oil Spill Lawsuit

Dallas-based Scott Summy was a lead litigator against BP after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Read story.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Refugio Oil Spill Lawsuits Keep Rolling In

A fifth class action case has been filed against Plains All American Pipeline. Read story.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Public Health Says Beaches, Except Refugio, Are Fine For Swimming

Heading into the busy holiday weekend, the county Public Health Department says beachgoers can hit the water with peace of mind. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015
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