(NBC News) California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency along one of the country’s most scenic coastline’s after 105,000 gallons of oil leaked from a ruptured pipeline.
The oil slick stretches nine miles along the coast near Santa Barbara.
Investigators are now looking into the possibility of criminal charges.
Federal records show Plains All-American Pipeline, the Texas company responsible for the spill, has had 175 safety and maintenance infractions since 2006, more than three times the national average.
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