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LOCAL L.A. Now — LOS ANGELES TIMES <br />Pipeline company indicted in Santa Barbara <br />County oil spill <br />By Doug Smith, Brittny Mejia and Javier Panzar- LA Times Reporters — Santa Barbara <br />May 17, 2017 @ 1:39 pm. <br />A grand jury has indicted an oil pipeline company and one of its employees on criminal <br />charges related to a massive oil spill last year in Santa Barbara County, <br />prosecutors announced Tuesday. <br />Plains All-American Pipeline has been indicted on 46 criminal charges, including <br />four felony counts, while a single employee of the Houston-based company was <br />indicted on three criminal charges relating to the 2015 spill, according to Atty. Gen. <br />Kamala Harris and Santa Barbara County Dist. Atty. Joyce Dudley. <br />Both state and local prosecutors had been investigating possible wrongdoing related to <br />the pipe rupture, which sent oil onto beaches and into the ocean. <br />Plains faces up to $2.8 million in fines plus additional costs and penalties, prosecutors <br />said. <br />"This is the first step in holding Plains accountable and we are committed to putting all <br />the resources that are necessary into seeing this case through," Harris said at a Santa <br />Barbara press conference. <br />EIVED FROM_A=1 64/IU4.2v <br />MADE A PART OF THEEC RD AT TH <br />NCIL MEETING OF� <br />OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK <br />CARLA MORREALE, CITY CLERK <br />fC <br />