A sea lion covered in oil struggles on the beach Thursday just west of El Refugio State Beach, about 100 feet from where the oil spill flowed into the ocean in Santa Barbara County. (Bethany Mollenkof/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
A sea lion covered in oil struggles on the beach Thursday just west of El Refugio State Beach, about 100 feet from where the oil spill flowed into the ocean in Santa Barbara County. (Bethany Mollenkof/Los Angeles Times/TNS) Bethany Mollenkof TNS
A sea lion covered in oil struggles on the beach Thursday just west of El Refugio State Beach, about 100 feet from where the oil spill flowed into the ocean in Santa Barbara County. (Bethany Mollenkof/Los Angeles Times/TNS) Bethany Mollenkof TNS

Editorial: Santa Barbara spill underscores need to go green

May 23, 2015 07:44 AM