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    Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

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    Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    A broken pipeline spilled 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean before it was shut off Tuesday, creating a slick stretching about 4 miles along the central California coastline, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Authorities responding to reports of a foul smell near Refugio State Beach around noon found a half-mile slick already formed in the ocean, Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said. They traced the oil to the onshore pipeline that spilled into a culvert running under the U.S. 101 freeway and into a storm drain that empties into the ocean. The pipeline was shut off about three hours later but by then the slick stretched four miles and 50 yards into the water. The 24-inch pipeline is owned by Plains All American Pipeline, which said it shut down the flow of oil and the culvert carrying the oil to the ocean was blocked. "Plains deeply regrets this release has occurred and is making every effort to limit its environmental impact," the company said in a statement.

    The Coast Guard, county emergency officials and state parks officials were cleaning up the spill. Boats from the nonprofit collective Clean Seas also were providing help but were having trouble because so much of the oil was so close to the shore, Coast Guard spokeswoman Jennifer Williams said. About 850 gallons of oil have been recovered from the water, Williams said. The accident occurred on the same stretch of coastline as a 1969 spill that at the time was the largest ever in U.S. waters and is credited for giving rise to the American environmental movement. Several hundred thousand gallons spilled from a blowout on an oil platform and thousands of sea birds were killed along with many marine mammals. The stretch of coastline about 20 miles northwest of the pricey real estate of Santa Barbara still is home to offshore oil rigs and small amounts of tar and seepage regularly show up on beaches.

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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    BP was fined $4.5 billion by US govt. Fine this culprit $4.4 billion.

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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Don't these people care about their product?


    This is why I simply don't buy the meme that the profit motive leads to possitive outcomes. Apparently, increased profits by NOT wasting product isn't enough of a motive to spend money on upkeep and higher quality materials. Who knew, right?


    I mean, if this were a restaurant, the equivalent would be to see the cooks throwing away a steak for every two they cook. That place would be outa business in a week.
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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Renewables!!!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Don't these people care about their product?


    This is why I simply don't buy the meme that the profit motive leads to possitive outcomes. Apparently, increased profits by NOT wasting product isn't enough of a motive to spend money on upkeep and higher quality materials. Who knew, right?


    I mean, if this were a restaurant, the equivalent would be to see the cooks throwing away a steak for every two they cook. That place would be outa business in a week.
    It's really more like throwing out a steak for every ten thousand they cook. Math makes more sense when you do it right.
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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Where is Captain Planet when you need him?

    Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    A broken pipeline spilled 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean before it was shut off Tuesday, creating a slick stretching about 4 miles along the central California coastline, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Authorities responding to reports of a foul smell near Refugio State Beach around noon found a half-mile slick already formed in the ocean, Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said. They traced the oil to the onshore pipeline that spilled into a culvert running under the U.S. 101 freeway and into a storm drain that empties into the ocean. The pipeline was shut off about three hours later but by then the slick stretched four miles and 50 yards into the water. The 24-inch pipeline is owned by Plains All American Pipeline, which said it shut down the flow of oil and the culvert carrying the oil to the ocean was blocked. "Plains deeply regrets this release has occurred and is making every effort to limit its environmental impact," the company said in a statement.

    The Coast Guard, county emergency officials and state parks officials were cleaning up the spill. Boats from the nonprofit collective Clean Seas also were providing help but were having trouble because so much of the oil was so close to the shore, Coast Guard spokeswoman Jennifer Williams said. About 850 gallons of oil have been recovered from the water, Williams said. The accident occurred on the same stretch of coastline as a 1969 spill that at the time was the largest ever in U.S. waters and is credited for giving rise to the American environmental movement. Several hundred thousand gallons spilled from a blowout on an oil platform and thousands of sea birds were killed along with many marine mammals. The stretch of coastline about 20 miles northwest of the pricey real estate of Santa Barbara still is home to offshore oil rigs and small amounts of tar and seepage regularly show up on beaches.
    Go out to sea and help with the clean up or something ya pirate.
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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    ya pirate.
    Try to contain your outrage in relevant threads.

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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Try to contain your outrage in relevant threads.
    Try responding to a full post.
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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Try responding to a full post.
    I quoted the part that was relevant to my comment. Why not go whine in the penalty box thread you directed at me instead of polluting other threads with your irrelevant nonsense?

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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    I quoted the part that was relevant to my comment. Why not go whine in the penalty box thread you directed at me instead of polluting other threads with your irrelevant nonsense?
    Boo hoo there was an oil spill?
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