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nnnnn as more petroleum soaked wildlife continues to wash ashore in santa barbara investigators are now probing the company at the center of tuesday's oil spill which dumped up to twenty five hundred barrels of oil along the coast according to a reuters exclusive government prosecutors could file possible criminal sanctions against cleans all american pipeline reuters correspondent tim reid has been following the story planes all american pipeline could not have chosen a worse place in america possibly even the whole world for an oil spill in santa barbara , santa barbara is a beautiful coastal city %HESITATION , uh full of %HESITATION very wealthy people and many many environmental groups , partly because of a massive oil spill that occurred in santa barbara in nineteen sixty nine which spawned the modern environmental movement the company is now very much in the spotlight in the cross hairs of a lot of activists , who want to ban oil drilling off the coast of santa barbara planes all american now goes up against too ambitious local prosecutors , known for being tough , santa barbara district attorney joyce dudley is leading the probe into a possible criminal prosecution she's teamed up with the office of common that harris california's attorney general who is running for u. s. senate planes all american said it c. o. greg armstrong has been in santa barbara since wednesday the day after the spill to oversee , all american pipeline %HESITATION according to federal records , uh has been cited for a hundred and seventy five violations of safety and maintenance codes in the last ten years , mileage of pipeline is three times the national average , arm it also was held responsible for ten crude oil spills between two thousand and four and two thousand seven in four states u. s. safety officials on friday said the texas based company must makes , prue fixes to the nine before oil can flow through it again and required an analysis into what went wrong