Calif. Spill Fouled Beaches And Gutted Tourism, Suit Says

By John Kennedy (June 12, 2015, 7:22 PM EDT) -- Plains All American Pipeline LP was hit Thursday with another proposed class action over the ruptured Santa Barbara pipeline, this time by a clothing store that says the oil spill has kept tourists away and hurt local businesses like restaurants and recreation outfits that depend on travelers.

Savvy of Boulder LLC, owned by Erica Dahl, claims that Plains' failure to follow statutory guidelines, inappropriate standard of care and negligence led to the May 19 spill that released more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil near Refugio State Beach less than a week before hordes of tourists were due to arrive for...

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