Broken Pipeline Spills Oil on Coastline Near Santa Barbara

A ruptured pipeline near Refugio State Beach north of Santa Barbara sent thousands of gallons of oil onto the coast and Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

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Oil flows toward the ocean from an inland oil spill near Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California. About 21,000 gallons spilled from an abandoned pipeline nearby.
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A crab lies dead on an oil-covered beach after an oil spill near Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California.
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Morgan Miller, left, and Josh Marsh walk the oil coated beach at Refugio State Beach looking for wildlife to rescue on May 19, 2015 in Goleta, California.
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Clean up crews walk down the beach at Refugio State Beach, site of an oil spill, north of Goleta, Calif., May 20, 2015.
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John Ziegler, of Pismo Beach, Calif, part of a group of citizen volunteers, hauls buckets of collected oil up from the beach, north of Goleta, Calif., May 20, 2015.
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Spilled oil covers the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 19, 2015, California. About 21,000 gallons spilled from an abandoned pipeline nearby.
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Kristen Karnes, left, and Eric Simon, air monitors with the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, take readings at the site of an oil spill at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., May 20, 2015.
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A ruptured pipeline near Refugio State Beach north of Santa Barbara sent thousands of gallons of oil onto the coast and Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.
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Jake Lee, a Santa Barbara resident, walks the oil coated beach at Refugio State Beach looking for wildlife to rescue on May 19, 2015 in Goleta, California. Emergency officials and Exxon Mobil responded to a ruptured pipeline leaking barrels of crude oil into the ocean, authorities said.
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An oil-covered lobster lies dead on the beach after an oil spill near Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California.
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A ruptured pipeline near Refugio State Beach north of Santa Barbara sent thousands of gallons of oil onto the coast and Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.
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Crews from Patriot Environmental Services collect oil-covered seaweed and sand from the shoreline at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., May 20, 2015.
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Clean-up crews remove a dead fish from Refugio State Beach Wednesday, March 20, 2015.
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Clean-up crews work along Refugio State Beach Wednesday, March 20, 2015.
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Origin of Refugio State Beach is shown Wednesday, March 20, 2015.
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A ruptured pipeline near Refugio State Beach north of Santa Barbara sent thousands of gallons of oil onto the coast and Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.
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An octopus lies dead on an oil-covered beach after an oil spill near Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California.
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A ruptured pipeline near Refugio State Beach north of Santa Barbara sent thousands of gallons of oil onto the coast and Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.
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A pelican and sea lion fish in oil-contaminated water from an inland oil spill near Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California.
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A ruptured pipeline near Refugio State Beach north of Santa Barbara sent thousands of gallons of oil onto the coast and Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.
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A ruptured pipeline near Refugio State Beach north of Santa Barbara sent thousands of gallons of oil onto the coast and Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.
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