An oil-covered bird struggles near Santa Barbara. The Texas company whose ruptured pipeline created the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years, had assured the government that a break in the line was "extremely unlikely" and easily detectable.
An oil-covered bird struggles near Santa Barbara. The Texas company whose ruptured pipeline created the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years, had assured the government that a break in the line was "extremely unlikely" and easily detectable. Jae C. Hong The Associated Press
An oil-covered bird struggles near Santa Barbara. The Texas company whose ruptured pipeline created the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years, had assured the government that a break in the line was "extremely unlikely" and easily detectable. Jae C. Hong The Associated Press

Oil spill inquiries show the need for real oversight

June 10, 2015 5:01 PM

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