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California to phase out microbeads used in soaps, toothpaste

...signed three oil spill protection bills, months after a pipeline leaked more than 100,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara Coast. The measures call for pipeline operators to use the best spill-control technology, require annual pipeline...
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Oil spreads across 9 miles of Pacific, fouls beaches

...shoveled stinky black goo off the beaches, while boats towed booms into place to corral the two slicks off the Santa Barbara coast where a much larger spill in 1969 - the largest in U.S. waters at the time - is credited with giving rise to...
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Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

...GOLETA, Calif. - The oil spill this week on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the much noise about the oil spill in our pristine Santa Barbara coast that it was called the 'environmental shot heard 'round...
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Breathing the filth: Hydrocarbons in the air are more toxic than oil in the gulf

...multiple air pollutants. Will the oil spill in the gulf become an inflection point similar the 1969 spill off the Santa Barbara coast, which ignited a groundswell of environmental support? Not until we gain a sense of proportion about all the hydrocarbons...


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