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Scenes From the Santa Barbara Oil Spill

A collection of on-the-ground photographs from Gail Osherenko.
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On Tuesday, a Plains All American Pipeline burst, releasing some 21,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California. The long-term impacts of that spill won't be known for a while, although there's already been damage reported to local wildlife (and businesses). Photojournalist and Santa Barbara resident Gail Osherenko has been on the scene all week, documenting the spill and clean-up efforts—along with the ensuing protests. Below, what Osherenko has seen so far: