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DATE: May 22, 2015 10:01:43 PM PDT

Response crews continue to investigate and clean the location where oil was released from a damaged pipeline along the coast north of Santa Barbara, Calif., May 22, 2015. Thousands of gallons of oil were estimated to have spilled from the damaged pipe resulting in cleanup efforts at the site and along several miles of California coastline. U.S. Coast Guard video by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.

Response crews continue to investigate and clean the location where oil was released from a damaged pipeline along the coast north of Santa Barbara, Calif., May 22, 2015. Thousands of gallons of oil were estimated to have spilled from the damaged pipe resulting in cleanup efforts at the site and along several miles of California coastline. U.S. Coast Guard video by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.

Response crews continue to clean beaches impacted by an oil spill along the coast north of Santa Barbara, Calif., May 22, 2015. Oil, which spilled from an onshore pipeline, impacted several miles of coast line as crews battle to clean up and reduce the impact of the oil. U.S. Coast Guard video by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.

Response crews continue to clean beaches impacted by an oil spill along the coast north of Santa Barbara, Calif., May 22, 2015. Oil, which spilled from an onshore pipeline, impacted several miles of coast line as crews battle to clean up and reduce the impact of the oil. U.S. Coast Guard video by Chief Petty Officer DavidMosley.

Beach cleanup crew members work to cleanup oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach, Calif., May 22, 2015. The oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean from a broken on-land pipeline impacted the coasts and maritime environment north of Santa Barbara. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.)

Beach cleanup crew members work to cleanup oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach, Calif., May 22, 2015. The oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean from a broken on-land pipeline impacted the coasts and maritime environment north of Santa Barbara. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.)

Two members from the Coast Guard’s Strike Team survey the location where an oil pile broke and spilled the product into a nearby drainage culvert and into the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.)

Two members from the Coast Guard’s Strike Team survey the location where an oil pile broke and spilled the product into a nearby drainage culvert and into the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.)

A pipeline marker stands near the point the pipeline released and spilled oil into the environment and eventually into the Pacific Ocean north of Santa Barbara, Calif., May 22, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.)

A pipeline marker stands near the point the pipeline released and spilled oil into the environment and eventually into the Pacific Ocean north of Santa Barbara, Calif., May 22, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.)

Beach cleanup crew members use a shovel to gather oil and affected sand into bags as they clean up along a beach near Refugio State Beach, Calif., May 22, 2015. Cleanup teams used shovels and their hands to gather affected soil and ocean debris along oil impacted beaches north of Santa Barbara. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.)

Beach cleanup crew members use a shovel to gather oil and affected sand into bags as they clean up along a beach near Refugio State Beach, Calif., May 22, 2015. Cleanup teams used shovels and their hands to gather affected soil and ocean debris along oil impacted beaches north of Santa Barbara. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.)

A cleanup crewmember uses a shovel to scrape oiled sand at Refugio State Beach, Calif., into a pile which is then placed into a bag from proper disposal, May 22, 2015. Oil, which spilled from an onshore pipeline, impacted several miles of coast line as crews battle to clean up and reduce the impact of the spilled oil. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.)

A cleanup crewmember uses a shovel to scrape oiled sand at Refugio State Beach, Calif., into a pile which is then placed into a bag from proper disposal, May 22, 2015. Oil, which spilled from an onshore pipeline, impacted several miles of coast line as crews battle to clean up and reduce the impact of the spilled oil. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.)

Excavation equipment involved in digging up and removing oil contaminated soil near the a broken pipeline. The material spilled into the Pacific Ocean through a now sandbagged and secured drainage culvert north of Santa Barbara, Calif., May 22, 2015. Cleanup efforts are being conducted at the site and throughout the affected drainage culverts and in the Pacific Ocean and shoreline. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.)

Excavation equipment involved in digging up and removing oil contaminated soil near the a broken pipeline. The material spilled into the Pacific Ocean through a now sandbagged and secured drainage culvert north of Santa Barbara, Calif., May 22, 2015. Cleanup efforts are being conducted at the site and throughout the affected drainage culverts and in the Pacific Ocean and shoreline. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.)

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