Oil demand, climate change clash in California pipeline plan | AP News

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A proposal to replace an oil pipeline that caused one of California's worst coastal spills in recent years is expected to enter a key phase of government review next year. The project could allow ExxonMobil to resume production at three offshore platforms.

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A proposal to replace an oil pipeline that caused one of California 's worst coastal spills in recent years is expected to enter a key phase of government review next year. The project could allow ExxonMobil to resume production at three offshore platforms.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A proposal to replace an oil pipeline that was shut down in 2015 after causing California 's worst coastal spill in 25 years is inching though a government review, even as the state moves toward banning gas-powered vehicles and oil drilling.

from the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, a trade group. California ranked second in direct industry employment, with about 75,000 jobs, though it was far behind Texas, the nation’s leading producer with nearly 350,000 jobs.

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has spoken about the economic challenges of retiring the industry even as he promotes a greener future for the state. His office declined to comment on the Plains project, noting it was under review by government agencies.

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according to a report from the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, a trade group.Tesla officially moves headquarters from California to Texas December 1, 2021 GMT FILE - This photo shows a sign bearing the company logo outside a Tesla store Feb.that prosecutors say show that she and Epstein were “partners in crime.Alabama Gov.

California ranked second in direct industry employment, with about 75,000 jobs, though it was far behind Texas, the nation’s leading producer with nearly 350,000 jobs. Democratic Gov. Tesla says it has officially moved its corporate headquarters from Silicon Valley to a large factory under construction outside of Austin, Texas. Gavin Newsom has spoken about the economic challenges of retiring the industry even as he promotes a greener future for the state. When recounting the first time she was abused by Epstein, she said she was “frozen in fear. His office declined to comment on the Plains project, noting it was under review by government agencies. 1, 2021 in a filing with U. Environmentalists have pointed to the risk of spills — as well as earthquake threats — in arguing against a new line. Jones, a creative writing teacher from Birmingham, delves into the pain and difficulty of being Black in America.

California is known as a birthplace of the modern environmental movement, and a watershed event was a massive 1969 spill off the coast of Santa Barbara. securities regulators. On cross examination, the defense also attacked the witness’ credibility by asking why she waited over 20 years to report the alleged abuse by Maxwell to law enforcement. Despite that history and the move toward green energies, the Newsom administration has resisted taking a strong stance against new fossil-fuel projects, said Julie Teel Simmonds, a senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental group that opposes the Plains pipeline. The state’s decision on the project “is an opportunity for California to walk the talk” on weaning itself from oil, she said. 9, 2019 in Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. The Plains pipeline was last in service on May 19, 2015, when a corroded section above ground and running west of Santa Barbara ruptured, sending 140,000 gallons (529,957 liters) of oil onto a state beach and into the ocean. “You want to call it ‘melodramatic. Federal inspectors found Plains operators working from a Texas control room more than 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) away had turned off an alarm that would have signaled a leak and, unaware a spill occurred, restarted the hemorrhaging line after it shut down. The company made the announcement late Wednesday, Dec. Jones with a commendation for the honor, bestowed earlier this year by the Alabama Writers Cooperative for a four-year term that begins in January.

Plains apologized for the spill and paid for the cleanup. Plains later was fined over $3 million.S. “Because it was too difficult — too difficult emotionally, too difficult on every level,” she said. The cleanup cost $100 million, and a 2017 company report estimated costs from the spill at $335 million, not including lost revenues. A key step in the review of the proposed pipeline — a complex environmental study conducted by Santa Barbara County — is expected by spring. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tesla says it has officially moved its corporate headquarters from Silicon Valley to a large factory under construction outside of Austin, Texas. Roughly a dozen federal, state and local agencies have a hand in considering the project, first proposed in 2017. Outside court, Kevin Maxwell told reporters it was the first time he’d seen his jailed sister in more than 500 days and thanked deputy U. Jones, in an interview, said she believes both poetry and history should tell the truth.

It largely would snake along the existing route.S. The new line — technically two connected pipelines, like its predecessor — crosses environmentally sensitive areas, including slices of the Carrizo Plains National Monument and Los Padres National Forest. Three ExxonMobil platforms that relied on the line have been closed since the spill. CEO Elon Musk had said at the company’s annual meeting in October that the move was coming. “Personally, it gave me a tremendous sense of to be close to her, to be able to actually see her in the flesh,” he said. ExxonMobil proposed establishing interim trucking routes to transport oil, which would allow the dormant offshore platforms to resume production. In a divided vote in early November, the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission urged county supervisors to deny the company’s proposal. In U. “She brings a strong statement, but she brings a lot of balance,” said Thompson.

“Trucking remains the only option to transport crude to markets until a pipeline is available,” ExxonMobil spokeswoman Julie L. King said in a statement. regulatory filings at the end of last year, Tesla said it had about 71,000 employees worldwide. Environmental groups warn the decades-old platforms pose a separate risk from aging equipment; ExxonMobil says the platforms, while shut down, have been maintained in a “safe, preserved state.” Also at issue: The existing line and its replacement would run through numerous areas with earthquake risks. ADVERTISEMENT It wasn’t clear if all of the headquarters employees would be required to move. According to a consultant’s study conducted for Plains, the pipeline would cross 10 potentially active faults, as well as a dozen fingers of the active San Andreas Fault Zone. It says, in part: “What, you think all I want is money? What, you think money can ever repay what you stole? Give me land, give me all the blood you ripped out of our backs, our veins.

“Portions of the pipeline could be subject to intense seismic shaking, and some areas could experience ground rupture in the event of a significant earthquake,” the study found, recommending safety steps that include covering the line with protective foam. Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives said in October that he expects some of the 10,000 employees in Palo Alto won’t want to leave the Bay Area, but says a large number will, due to Austin’s lower cost of living. Bob Nelson, who chairs the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, said he would wait for detailed environmental reports next year before making a decision but was encouraged by what he has seen so far. He noted Plains could have sought to repair the existing pipeline but instead wants a new line built to modern safety standards. “The tax incentives down the road, we believe, will be massive when you compare taxes versus California,” Ives said. “What it means is jobs,” Nelson said. With a continuing demand for oil, even as the state transitions away from fossil fuels, “I think that we should find a way to safely deliver it in an environmentally friendly .” CEO Elon Musk hinted at making a move ever since a spat with Alameda County, California, health officials over reopening the factory in Fremont last year at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. and Malcolm X and Medgar Evers.

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