Plains All American Pipeline, a WSPA member company, continues to respond to the pipeline spill incident near Refugio Beach in Santa Barbara County. Plains’ response effort has been joined by local, state and federal agencies, and is being coordinated by the United States Coast Guard, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Office of Spill Prevention, and the Santa Barbara Office of Emergency Management.
WSPA is monitoring the response to the May 19 crude oil pipeline leak in Santa Barbara County. The emergency response incident command structure has been activated. The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are coordinating the federal response effort and the California Department of Parks and Recreation and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are coordinating the state response.
As an industry, we are always concerned when accidents like this happen. WSPA members strive to prevent any amount of spillage and have numerous programs and procedures...
Today’s announcement demonstrates the state regulators are making steady progress in the review of California’s injection wells – which serve as a crucial backbone in our state’s oil supply. Oil producers support this review process, which protects public health and enables a reliable domestic energy source, and will continue to provide the state with required data in timely manner.
WSPA President Catherine Reheis-Boyd issued the following statement regarding Sierra Club/Center for Biological Diversity Lawsuit on UIC Injection Wells
We recognize the Governor is continuing his role as a leader in establishing aggressive goals and programs to address climate change...