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New Ventura County Grand Jury Report Looks At Oil Pipeline Safety

Could the type of oil pipeline rupture, and spill which occurred in Santa Barbara County in Ventura County last year happen in Ventura County?

The Ventura County Grand Jury looked at the concern in a new report. The Grand Jury notes that a variety of state and federal agencies are responsible for regulating pipelines, and it’s not under the county’s domain. But, it’s calling for an annual summary of the crude oil pipelines in the county.

The Grand Jury says the report should include ownership and contact information, the maintenance status of the facilities, and data on pipeline testing. It’s calling on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors to act to insure an annual oil pipeline status report is completed.