An Oil Company Is Being Fined More Than $3 Million for the 2015 Santa Barbara Oil Spill
Plains All American, the company responsible for the spill, said the fine would not damage the $17 billion company's bottom line.
Are American Oil Platforms Prepared for Underwater Avalanches?
Instead of one damaged wellhead, a mudslide would leave a tangled mess of pipes buried under a giant mass of sediments.
How the 2015 Santa Barbara Oil Spill Changed California
Besides the criminal trial that wrapped up on Friday, the state responded with increased regulation and opposition to new drilling.
We're Getting Better at Saving Seabirds After Oil Spills
A new study of brown pelicans after the Refugio oil spill in California shows how far oil rehabilitation techniques have come in the last few decades.
The Edit, Episode #4: A Conversation About the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill That Sparked an Environmental Revolution
On the latest episode of Pacific Standard's podcast about how our stories are made, staff writer Kate Wheeling and digital director Max Ufberg sit down with KCRW's Jonathan Bastian.
New Oil Slicks Reported at Site of Oil Tanker Collision in East China Sea
The Sanchi oil tanker is estimated to have been carrying 8,450 barrels of bunker fuel at the time of its collision.
Nebraska Regulators Cannot Consider Pipeline Leaks While Approving Keystone XL
A 2011 Nebraska law prevents the state's Public Service Commission from factoring pipeline safety and leaks into its decision.
Viewfinder: A Crude Oil Spill Covers the Greek Bay
A boat floats on polluted water on the coast of Salamis Island on September 13th, 2017, in Salamis, Greece.
Five Years on, We’ve Learned Nothing From the Largest Onshore Oil Spill in U.S. History
Five years ago, a pipeline spilled a million gallons of tar sands crude into a Michigan river—and we’re still cleaning it up.
The Maddening Silver Lining to BP’s $18.7 Billion Oil Spill Penalty
Five years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, justice comes with an infuriating loophole.
Reporting From the Edge of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill
A collection of on-the-ground pictures and observations from Pacific Standard's staff.
The Government Is OK With a 75 Percent Chance of a Major Arctic Oil Spill. Are You?
The Department of the Interior says there’s a 75 percent chance of a major oil spill in the Arctic—and it’s willing to take that chance.
The Oil-Soaked Are Least Likely to Favor Regulation
Fear of unemployment leads places blighted by oil or coal to hold on all the tighter to those industries.