Oil Spill near Refugio Beach north of Santa Barbara
just before noon today, All American Pipeline, a 10 mile long, 24″ off shore pipeline began leaking oil, and it is affecting the beaches and wildlife in the area. They were able to control the leak by about 3 pm, but not before an estimated 21,000 gallons of oil leaked into the ocean. It is washing up on shore and affecting marine birds, fish, and mammals. Clean up is underway, but its impact is yet to be fully determined.