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Environment and Energy

Pipeline company exceeds $60 million in clean up costs

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Jordan Bell
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The Plains All-American Pipeline reported Wednesday they are spending an estimated $3 million daily on clean up efforts.

They've already exceeded $60 million to clean up the Gaviota Coast.

According to Alexia Retallick of the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, the State of California will pursue response costs for federal, state and local agencies.

However, the federal government may take its own approach.

California can also seek restoration costs. These include damage to beaches and lost tourist days. They will have specialists and economists that can assess restoration costs and develop a settlement.