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Crude oil leaks from pipeline in Ventura County

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VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities are responding to a report of crude oil leaking from a pipeline in Ventura County. The Ventura County Star newspaper (http://bit.ly/28RlRIA) reported that county and Ventura city firefighters responded to the scene just after 5:30 a.m. Thursday.   Southern California authorities have revised the estimated size of a crude oil pipeline spill down ...

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California oil pipeline fixed after thousands of gallons spill

TRACY, Calif. (AP) — Crews have repaired an oil pipeline that broke days ago and spilled up to 21,000 gallons of crude underground in rural Northern California, a spokesman for Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday. The company was running small amounts of oil through the pipeline to test it as crews worked to clean up the spill in undeveloped countryside ...

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Wealthy climate activist spends heavily in California race

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer reported Friday that he has made a $500,000 contribution to help an incumbent Democratic state senator who backed a 2015 proposal to cut petroleum use by half within 15 years in the state. Steyer disclosed the contribution to aid Sen. Jim Beall in his south San Francisco Bay Area primary race against ...

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Feds: Failures led to prolonged California oil spill

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pipeline company responsible for spilling more than 120,000 gallons of oil on the California coast failed to prevent corrosion in its pipes, detect the rupture or respond swiftly as crude streamed toward the ocean, federal regulators said Thursday. Plains All American Pipeline operators working remotely in Texas had turned off an alarm that would have ...

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Feds: Pipeline company failed to detect California oil spill

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An oil pipeline company responsible for a massive oil spill on the California coast a year ago didn’t do enough to prevent corrosion and its operators didn’t detect and react to the spill quickly enough, federal regulators said Thursday. Plains All American Pipeline also didn’t have adequate systems in place to signal there was a major ...

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Report: California will have enough power for summer months

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — California generally has enough electricity on tap to keep air conditioners humming this summer, but a heat wave could leave millions of Southern Californians without power in the aftermath of a huge natural gas well blowout, the state’s power-grid operator warned Wednesday. A lack of natural gas to fuel power plants during peak demand potentially could ...

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Governor extends halt on natural gas site near LA after leak

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring one of the nation’s largest natural gas storage fields to remain shut down while it deals with the fallout from a four-month gas leak. The new law signed Tuesday requires Southern California Gas Company to test the safety of its 114 wells in Aliso Canyon before they can ...

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States, federal agencies will seek removal of Klamath dams

States, federal agencies will seek removal of Klamath dams

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Oregon, California, the federal government and others have agreed to go forward with a plan to remove four hydroelectric dams in the Pacific Northwest without approval from a reluctant Congress, a spokesman for dam owner PacifiCorp said Monday. The dam removal is part of an announcement planned Wednesday in Klamath, California, by the governors of both ...

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Scientists: Earthquake risk increases in 2016

Scientists: Earthquake risk increases in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists say the chance of a damaging earthquake hitting east of the Rockies has increased significantly, much of it a man-made byproduct of drilling for energy. Oklahoma now has a 1 in 8 chance of damaging quakes in 2016, surpassing California as the state with the highest probability. In a first-of-its-kind effort, U.S. Geological Survey Monday ...

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California oil refinery says fire extinguished, no one hurt

California oil refinery says fire extinguished, no one hurt

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — A fire that broke out at a Southern California oil refinery was quickly extinguished Monday with no reported injuries and no disruption in production expected, a plant spokesman said. The fire at the Tesoro Los Angeles Refinery in Carson was discovered at 10 a.m. in a pipe containing fuel gas. The Los Angeles County Fire Department ...

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