Rainbow Blues

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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Summerland beach wave
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Evan Conway

Summerland beach wave

I am a photographer and current student at Brooks Institute. I read the article on the mystery of the Summerland oil seepage and I’m glad somebody sees the problem the way I do. It is an absolute disaster, and I have photographs that I would like to share with you from last month when I was shooting a late-season west swell. … In this shot from the beach, you can see the rainbow coloration all over the face of this wave. I know it’s oil. I swam in it.


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This deserves wider coverage.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 3, 2013 at 12:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It is a known fact that petroleum has naturally seeped out of the ground long before any drilling was done. And there is evidence that "depleted" oil fields are actually being refilled from deeper petroleum deposits.

Maybe the real "problem" is that some of these "old" wells need to have some oil pumped out of them to relieve the pressure.

spiritwalker (anonymous profile)
July 9, 2013 at 8:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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