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  • Health officials issue 'extreme odor' advisory in Atwater Village area following oil spill

    Health officials issue 'extreme odor' advisory in Atwater Village area following oil spill
    Los Angeles County public health officials on Thursday issued an "extreme odor" advisory for Atwater Village after a 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline. People living or working in the area could experience “mild,...
  • Atwater Village pipeline rupture spews crude oil

    Atwater Village pipeline rupture spews crude oil
    A rupture in an above-ground pipeline that sent roughly 10,000 gallons of crude oil spewing onto Atwater Village streets early Thursday appeared to have been caused by a valve failure, the pipeline company said. The rupture sprayed black oil 20 feet...
  • Flawed drilling gear still in use after BP oil spill, board says

    Design problems with a blowout prevention system contributed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, and the same equipment is still commonly used in drilling four years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report issued by the...
  • Jay Holcomb, longtime leader in seabird rescue and rehab, dies at 63

    Jay Holcomb, longtime leader in seabird rescue and rehab, dies at 63
    When Susan Kaveggia first met Jay Holcomb, it was in December 1998 and she had spent a long day volunteering to care for seabirds that had been caught in oil spills around Huntington Beach. Late in the day she saw an unassuming man walking into the...
  • Bobby Jindal's huge favor for his pals in the oil and gas industry

    Despite frantic warnings from legal experts around the country and from his own attorney general, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday signed a bill killing a local coastal agency's lawsuit against the oil and gas industry. What unnerves the experts is...
  • Oil spill cleanup in Atwater Village expected to take several days

    Oil spill cleanup in Atwater Village expected to take several days
    Cleanup of a 10,000-gallon crude oil spill in Atwater Village is expected to continue for several days, and roads remained closed in the area Friday, officials said. Crews continued Friday to power-spray affected asphalt, concrete and walls in the...
  • Trains and crude oil are too often an accident waiting to happen

    The fiery derailment in Virginia recently of a train transporting oil was the latest in a series of alarming accidents involving oil transport in North America in the last year. In 2013, more oil spilled from U.S. trains than in the previous four...
  • Oil companies lobbying against California spill cleanup bill

    Oil companies lobbying against California spill cleanup bill
    A heated budget battle in Sacramento over more oil-spill protection for rivers, lakes and other inland bodies of water has prompted a last-minute lobbying blitz by formidable adversaries: the oil industry and environmentalists. As the Legislature...
  • Fee on oil transported by rail a key issue in state budget debate

    Fee on oil transported by rail a key issue in state budget debate
    With a Sunday deadline for a state budget agreement, a proposed fee on oil transported by rail cars across California has emerged as a major target for opposition by oil companies and business lobbyists. The controversial fee was proposed by the Brown...
  • Former BP engineer will get new trial; oil spill conviction tossed

    A federal judge has tossed out a former British Petroleum engineer's conviction for obstructing an investigation into the 2010 spill that leaked billions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, court records show. Kurt Mix, a Texas resident and...
  • Gov. McAuliffe in Lynchburg to thank first-responders for work on oil train derailment

    Gov. McAuliffe in Lynchburg to thank first-responders for work on oil train derailment
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe was set to be in Lynchburg Friday morning to thank first responders from last week’s oil train derailment and get briefed on ongoing cleanup efforts, his office says. A mile-long CSX tanker train carrying Bakken crude from...
  • Train carrying crude oil derails in Lynchburg, Virginia

    Train carrying crude oil derails in Lynchburg, Virginia
    A CSX Corp train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia on Wednesday, spilling oil into the James River and forcing hundreds to evacuate. CSX said 15 cars on a train traveling from Chicago to Virginia ...