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Firm fined $3.3M for worst California oil spill in 25 years

Apr. 25, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A pipeline company was fined nearly $3.35 million on Thursday for causing the worst California coastal spill in 25 years. A judge issued a fine and penalties against Plains All American Pipeline for a 2015 spill that sent 140,000 gallons of crude oil gushing onto Refugio State...

Analysis: Safety rules give homes better chance in wildfires

Apr. 11, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The sky was turning orange and the embers were flying from the Camp Fire when Oney and Donna Carrell and Donna's father sped away from their Paradise home. "I thought, 'Oh, well, the house is done,'" Oney Carrell said. A few days later, they learned otherwise. The Carrells' home...