California Pipeline IncidentS: 1986-2014


A broken Santa Barbara pipeline has spewed tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean. It's the latest devastating example of oil and gas pipelines' toxic threat to people and wildlife across California.

This new time-lapse video documents every significant pipeline incident in California from 1986 to 2014. Since 1986 the Golden State has suffered 621 oil and gas pipeline leaks, spills and other significant incidents.

These dirty and dangerous pipelines highlight the broader risks of oil and gas production in our oceans and on land. Drilling and fracking for oil and gas causes fouled beaches, dead wildlife and serious risks to human health and safety.


This video originally appeared on the Center's YouTube channel.


Kalamazoo pipeline spill photo courtesy Flickr/k6martini