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A winter sunrise surrounds an oil well in the South Cuyama Oil Field... News PhotoCalifornia,Close To,Environment,Industry,Law,Lawsuit,Oil Industry,Oil Well,Santa Barbara,USA,WinterPhotographer Collection: Hulton Archive 385757 10: A winter sunrise surrounds an oil well in the South Cuyama Oil Field February 16, 2001, near New Cuyama, CA in Santa Barbara County. In recent months, the state Coastal Commission has been battling the federal government in a lawsuit over offshore oil exploration. Central California oil fields extend from the Sierra Nevada foothills to the Channel Islands off Santa Barbara. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)