A Texas oil pipeline company responsible for spilling more than 140,000 gallons of crude on the California coast last year has been indicted on dozens of criminal charges, the company said Tuesday.
Plains All American Pipeline and one of its employees face 46 counts of state law violations in the May 19, 2015, spill that initially went undetected until oil began spilling onto a pristine beach on the Santa Barbara coastline and into the ocean.
Federal Regulators Restrict Use Of Second Pipeline As Investigation Into California Oil Spill Continues
Federal regulators have ordered Plains All American to restrict usage of a second pipeline in California as preliminary results revealed extensive external corrosion issues with the pipeline that spilled more than 100,000 gallons of oil along the California coast at Refugio State Beach, including at least 21,000 gallons that poured into the Pacific Ocean.
According to the Pipeline & Hazardous MaterialsSafety Administration has had over 200 incidents since 2006 30 in 2015 totaling nearly $175,000,000 in damages.
This the same company that is putting in the Red River II pipeline that runs form Longview, Texas to Cushing, OK and used Eminent domain to get the land use.
This is a pipeline transporting under high pressure a flammable poison which home owners are powerless to stop. In the Oklahoma system you will lose in court then you have to go to a three panel commission that determines the value of the property and the home owner has to pay for the three panel members out of the easement amount. The record of the company doesn't matter, the threat to your life and property doesn't matter, the income from the property doesn't matter; only the fair market value of the land matters, which is based on the typical selling price of raw land. Of course fair has nothing to do with this process, the land wasn't offered for sale and the owner can't say no; it is a forced sale supported by the state.