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Chevron ordered to halt oil spill into California canyon

Chevron ordered to halt oil spill into California canyonCalifornia regulators say Chevron has not done enough to stop a massive oil spill that dumped about 800,000 gallons of crude oil and water into a Kern County canyon, and they want the company to take further action to halt the flow. The seep out of the ground where Chevron injects steam to extract underground crude oil has been happening on and off since May. The state has issued Chevron a notice of violation ordering it to stop steam injections around the area where the seep was occurring in the large Cymric Oil Field about 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of Bakersfield.



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Locals Shocked to Learn Mackenzie Lueck`s Remains Found in Utah Canyon

Locals Shocked to Learn Mackenzie Lueck`s Remains Found in Utah CanyonInvestigators say they found the remains of missing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck on Wednesday, but didn`t announce it to the public until Friday.



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Police: Missing Mexican woman's body found in Utah canyon

Police: Missing Mexican woman's body found in Utah canyonSPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — The body of a Mexican woman who disappeared on her way home from her English language class in Utah three years ago has been found in a rugged, mountainous canyon area and police are investigating her death as a homicide, officials said Thursday.



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The Latest: Tribe stops Grand Canyon copter tours for now

The Latest: Tribe stops Grand Canyon copter tours for nowPHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash at the west rim of the Grand Canyon (all times local):



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System to minimize fire not standard in Grand Canyon copter

System to minimize fire not standard in Grand Canyon copterFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The sightseeing helicopter that crashed at the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists, was not required to have a system that would keep it from bursting into flames on impact, U.S. authorities said.



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Grand Canyon crash that killed Britons happened on tribal land with fewer aviation regulations

Grand Canyon crash that killed Britons happened on tribal land with fewer aviation regulationsInvestigators are continuing to probe what caused a helicopter to plunge into the Grand Canyon as it emerged that the crash happened on tribal land where air tours are not as highly regulated as those inside the national park itself. Three British tourists died when the helicopter went down on Saturday. They were in Las Vegas to celebrate a birthday and took a helicopter sightseeing tour on the Hualapai reservation. Becky Dobson, 27, her boyfriend Stuart Hill, 30, and his brother, Jason Hill, 32-year-old lawyer died. Three friends and the pilot are in hospital where investigators want to interview them about what went wrong. Unlike the national park, air tours on the Hualapai reservation are not subject to federal regulations that restrict routes, impose curfews and cap the amount of flights over the Grand Canyon each year. The Federal Aviation Administration granted the Hualapai Tribe an exemption 18 years ago after finding that the regulations would harm the tribe's economy where tourism is a major driver. Most of the flights over the reservation originate from Las Vegas, and air tour operators aggressively market them. The pilots can fly between canyon walls and land at the bottom next to the Colorado River on the reservation, which isn't allowed at the park other than for emergency operations. Quartermaster Canyon locator The National Transportation Safety board says it can't say with any certainty yet what caused Saturday's crash. Gary Robb, an attorney who has represented crash victims for almost 40 years, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal it may take investigators as long as nine months to establish the cause of Saturday’s crash. “It’s too early to speculate, but early indications suggest that perhaps heavy gusts could have been a factor that drove the aircraft to strike a wall of the canyon,” he said. “The other possibility is some sort of in-flight mechanical issue, including an engine problem or main rotor blade fracture or defect. Stuart Hill and Becky Dobson died when a helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon on Saturday Credit: facebook “You also cannot rule out human error, whether it be some sort of pilot incapacitation or neglect.” Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters said it is co-operating with the investigation and that it abides by flight safety rules and regulations that exceed those required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Saturday’s crash was its fourth fatal accident in the past 20 years, claiming eight lives.



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Grand Canyon helicopter crash victims: British tourists killed when chopper crashed into jagged rocks named

Grand Canyon helicopter crash victims: British tourists killed when chopper crashed into jagged rocks namedThe three British tourists killed when a sightseeing helicopter crashed into jagged rocks in the Grand Canyon have been named. Becky Dobson, 27, was on holiday with boyfriend Stuart Hill, 30, and his brother Jason Hill, 32, when they were killed in the helicopter crash at 0520 local time [1220 GMT] on Saturday. The group had been celebrating a birthday and were travelling aboard a Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters aircraft near Quartermaster Canyon at the famous national park in Arizona, when it crashed and burst into flames.



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NTSB investigating Grand Canyon helicopter crash that left three dead

NTSB investigating Grand Canyon helicopter crash that left three deadThree people were killed and four others were injured after a helicopter with seven aboard crashed in the Grand Canyon Saturday, authorities said.



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2 Brothers and Girlfriend Killed in Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash: 'We Are Absolutely Devastated'

2 Brothers and Girlfriend Killed in Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash: 'We Are Absolutely Devastated'They were with friends celebrating a birthday when the helicopter went down.



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Grand Canyon crash that killed 3 took place on tribal land

Grand Canyon crash that killed 3 took place on tribal landFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A helicopter crash that killed three Britons and left four others critically injured happened on tribal land in northwestern Arizona where air tours are not as highly regulated as those inside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park.



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