Thursday, May 28, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 12

Weekly Poll
Should Plains All American Pipeline face penalties following the Santa Barbara oil spill?

Government should follow current penalty procedure.
Damages should be payed to SB County residents.
They should pay for all coastal cleanup.
They don't deserve extra penalties.

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Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Déjà vu, all over again

News of the oil spill on May 19 at Refugio State Beach created an immediate internal response. “Oh no! How bad is it?” Images in black and white of dying birds, blackened beaches, and lame efforts to scoop oil sprang to mind—images of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil blowout. Though relatively small in size, this spill ruined the weekend plans of the California families who planned to spend precious holiday t... [ Read More ]