KCRW wants to answer your questions about the oil spill

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Photo Credit CDFW-OSPR. Dr. Jenny Dugan and Jessica Madden of UCSB collecting sand crabs as part of the Refugio oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment.

One year ago, a corroded pipe operated by Plains All-American burst along the Gaviota Coast, a pristine coastline west of Santa Barbara. It released a river of crude oil into a creek that empties into the ocean at Refugio State Beach.

On Tuesday, June 14th, join KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian as he leads a lively discussion with local environmental and oil experts on major issues like criminal and civil liability, wildlife restoration, pipeline regulation and the future of oil production along the Central Coast.

What questions do you want answered?

What questions do you still have about oil production in Santa Barbara? Ask your questions here. We’ll investigate.


The beach may be cleaned up, but the story of the Refugio oil spill is not over. Join KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian as he leads a lively discussion with local environmental and oil experts on major issues like criminal and civil liability, wildlife restoration, pipeline regulation and the history of oil production along the Central Coast. We’ll have more details and RSVP info soon.