Oil spill on Santa Barbara County coast: Environmental groups, politicians respond

Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times.

A 21,000-gallon oil spill on the Santa Barbara County coast is the latest reminder of the inherent risks of mixing industry and economy with nature, local politicians and environmental groups say.

The rupture occurred Tuesday afternoon on an 11-mile-long underground pipe owned by Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline and spilled the equivalent of 500 barrels of crude. The pipeline is part of a larger oil transport network centered in Kern County and was moving oil between facilities in Las Flores and Gaviota.

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