Company responsible for O.C. oil spill gets permission to repair pipeline
Cathy L. Combs is the owner/operator of the Osprey Natural Gas Company in Shady Cove, which has been responsible for the cleanup of the state-imposed oil spill at the O. C. Oil Spill site on the west coast of the mainland state of Oregon. The company has been able to return the area to a safe state for the public, and is responsible for working to resolve the cleanup. Combs’ company operates the only natural gas pipeline in the area, which provides natural gas produced from the region to large industrial facilities, such as Portland General Electric, the Oregon Electric Power Company, and Portland General Electric Power Station, which all contribute to the state and national economy. The company, however, is currently involved in a lawsuit regarding the O.C. Oil Spill, which has been in the news several times.
Combs’ company is hoping to get a court order to repair the pipeline and to rebuild the O.C. Oil Spill. The area has seen heavy and continuous rain for several days, and the company has attempted to work around the issue by working to repair the pipeline and restoring the environment to a safe state.
Lily and Robert Flanders, a California couple visiting Oregon on a motorcycle vacation for spring breaks, began the trip in North Carolina. Their trip ended in a confrontation with police after a police officer, Scott Kappus, pulled them over for a license and registration violation. The couple, who were visiting from California, said they were running late for their ride home because the GPS showed they were driving into the Portland area without a valid driver’s license. They said the officer told them they would be arrested if they did not give him their name and vehicle registration. Robert Flanders said the officer told him that the Oregon Motor Carrier Safety regulations prohibit bringing a motorcycle to Oregon unless the owner has a valid driver’s license.
In February 2014, Oregon state police troopers seized a vehicle that was stopped at the scene, and discovered a loaded semi-automatic handgun, several thousand rounds of ammunition, a fully automatic rifle, four firearms magazines with more than 100 rounds per magazine, a loaded AK-47 assault rifle, three fully automatic pistols, two semiautomatics pistols, and a box of ammunition. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT