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Sunday, May 24, 2015
Plains responds to media criticism of its safety record and Refugio oil spill
Plains All American Pipeline Company, L.P., has responded to media
criticism of its safety record and lack of automatic shutoff valves in a
pipeline that spilled 2,500 barrels of crude oil, despoiling the Santa
Barbara coast and adjoining ocean waters. The spill occurred on May 19, 2015,
when crude oil escaped from an apparently broken pipeline, flowed
through a culvert under Highway 101, and onto Refugio beach. The
affected coastline has been closed to the public and an intensive
cleanup and wildlife rescue operation is currently underway.