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Pipeline firm found guilty of criminal charges in Santa Barbara oil spill

Heal the Bay, California Coastkeeper Alliance & Surfrider Foundation

Sep 8, 2018 — 

The L.A. Times reports, "A pipeline firm has been found guilty of criminal charges that it knowingly caused a catastrophic oil spill off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County in 2015, killing marine mammals and sea life.

After a four-month trial, a jury Friday found Plains All American Pipeline guilty of one felony count of causing the spill by failing to properly maintain its highly pressurized pipeline. The firm also was found guilty of eight misdemeanor counts of failing to report the spill immediately, knowingly making a false or misleading report to the state about it and killing marine mammals, protected sea birds and other sea life."

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