The Refugio Oil Spill, One Year Later

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A 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.

The beach may be cleaned up, but the story of the Refugio oil spill is not over. KCRW's Jonathan Bastian leads an engaging discussion in front of a live audience at the Center Stage Theatre in Santa Barbara. The conversation includes 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.

More Santa Barbara coverage at KCRW.com/oilspill.

Credits

Guests:
David Valentine - University of California, Santa Barbara, Linda Krop - Environmental Defense Center - @EDC_Action, Joe Armendariz - Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association - @SBCTA

Host:
Jonathan Bastian