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  •  - National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling co-chair William Reilly calls upon a reporter during a presentation the commission's final report in Washington

    National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling co-chair William Reilly calls upon a reporter during a presentation the commission's final report in Washington

    Posted: 1/11/2011 11:26:03 AM EST
    National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling co-chair William Reilly calls upon a reporter during a presentation the commission's final report in Washington January 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS DISASTER BUSINESS)
  •  - To match Special Report ONLINE-STOCKS

    To match Special Report ONLINE-STOCKS

    Posted: 11/22/2010 7:11:37 AM EST
    A Maersk supply boat navigates past a mine field left over from the 1982 war between Argentina and Great Britain, as it sails to the Ocean Guardian semi-submersible drilling rig contracted from Diamond Offshore Drilling by Desire Petroleum which began oil exploration, some 150 km (93 miles) offshore from the Falkland Islands, in Port Stanley in this February 26, 2010 file photo. Because of their potential volatility, small companies in risky industries like oil exploration are a favourite topic on internet bulletin boards. On the Interactive Investor (iii) forum in October, for instance, Falklands oil explorer Desire Petroleum was one of the most talked about stocks. To match Special Report ONLINE-STOCKS REUTERS/Gary Clement/Files (FALKLAND ISLANDS - Tags: BUSINESS) POLITICS ENERGY)
  •  - EPA Administrator Jackson smiles as she arrives to testify in Washington

    EPA Administrator Jackson smiles as she arrives to testify in Washington

    Posted: 9/27/2010 4:19:29 PM EST
    EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson smiles as she arrives to testify before the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing on "the response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, environmental impacts, and approaches to restoration" in Washington September 27, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)
  •  - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar testifies during the "Future of Offshore Drilling" panel at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing in

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar testifies during the "Future of Offshore Drilling" panel at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing in

    Posted: 9/27/2010 3:45:36 PM EST
    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar testifies during the "Future of Offshore Drilling" panel at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing on "the response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, environmental impacts, and approaches to restoration" in Washington, September 27, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)
  •  - Harvard University's Murray is projected on a screen as she questions witnesses in Washington

    Harvard University's Murray is projected on a screen as she questions witnesses in Washington

    Posted: 9/27/2010 1:19:01 PM EST
    An image of Harvard University's Cherry Murray is projected on a screen as she questions witnesses at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing on "the response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, environmental impacts, and approaches to restoration" in Washington September 27, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Commissioner Co-Chair Graham gestures at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing in Washington

    Commissioner Co-Chair Graham gestures at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing in Washington

    Posted: 9/27/2010 1:10:37 PM EST
    Commissioner Co-Chair, former Senator Bob Graham, gestures during a break at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing on "the response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, environmental impacts, and approaches to restoration" in Washington September 27, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Adm. Thad Allen (Ret.), national incident commander for the Gulf Oil Spill, testifies at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing in Washington

    Adm. Thad Allen (Ret.), national incident commander for the Gulf Oil Spill, testifies at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing in Washington

    Posted: 9/27/2010 10:23:54 AM EST
    Adm. Thad Allen (Ret.), national incident commander for the Gulf Oil Spill, gestures as he testifies at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing on "the response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, environmental impacts, and approaches to restoration" in Washington, September 27, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)
  •  - Fire and smoke rise from the Q4000 oil vessel, as drilling of two relief wells continue, in the Gulf of Mexico

    Fire and smoke rise from the Q4000 oil vessel, as drilling of two relief wells continue, in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 7/4/2010 10:05:37 PM EST
    Fire and smoke rise from the Q4000 oil vessel, as drilling of two relief wells continue, in the Gulf of Mexico, July 4, 2010. A commission appointed by President Barack Obama to study the causes of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill gives academics and environmentalists a prominent role in making recommendations about the future of offshore drilling in the United States. REUTERS/Lyle W. Ratliff (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Fire and smoke rise from the Q4000 oil vessel, as drilling of two relief wells continue, in the Gulf of Mexico

    Fire and smoke rise from the Q4000 oil vessel, as drilling of two relief wells continue, in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 7/4/2010 10:04:05 PM EST
    Fire and smoke rise from the Q4000 oil vessel, as drilling of two relief wells continue, in the Gulf of Mexico, July 4, 2010. A commission appointed by President Barack Obama to study the causes of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill gives academics and environmentalists a prominent role in making recommendations about the future of offshore drilling in the United States. REUTERS/Lyle W. Ratliff (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - A view of the site of the BP oil spill, as drilling of two relief wells continue, in the Gulf of Mexico

    A view of the site of the BP oil spill, as drilling of two relief wells continue, in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 7/4/2010 9:18:33 PM EST
    A view of the site of the BP oil spill, as drilling of two relief wells continue, in the Gulf of Mexico, July 4, 2010. A commission appointed by President Barack Obama to study the causes of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill gives academics and environmentalists a prominent role in making recommendations about the future of offshore drilling in the United States. REUTERS/Lyle W. Ratliff (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
  •  - Protestors carry a large black piece of plastic symbolizing oil spill during protest against offshore drilling in Miami Beach

    Protestors carry a large black piece of plastic symbolizing oil spill during protest against offshore drilling in Miami Beach

    Posted: 6/26/2010 2:51:40 PM EST
    Protestors carry a large black piece of plastic symbolizing an oil spill as they take part in the 'Hands Across The Sand Miami' event sponsored by several groups protesting offshore oil drilling, which they say presents danger to oceans, marine wildlife fishing industries and coastal economies in Miami Beach, Florida June 26, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Woman signs petition against offshore drilling during protest in Miami beach

    Woman signs petition against offshore drilling during protest in Miami beach

    Posted: 6/26/2010 2:38:11 PM EST
    Rebecca Tlapa (R) of Miami Springs, FL signs a petition against offshore oil drilling before taking part in the 'Hands Across The Sand Miami' event sponsored by several groups protesting offshore oil drilling, which they say presents danger to oceans, marine wildlife fishing industries and coastal economies in Miami Beach, Florida June 26, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Pamela Corey of Pensacola, Florida holds a sign against offshore drilling during a rally against BP under the Perdido Pass bridge in Orange Beach, Alabama

    Pamela Corey of Pensacola, Florida holds a sign against offshore drilling during a rally against BP under the Perdido Pass bridge in Orange Beach, Alabama

    Posted: 6/12/2010 5:26:05 PM EST
    Pamela Corey of Pensacola, Florida holds a sign against offshore drilling during a rally against BP under the Perdido Pass bridge in Orange Beach, Alabama June 12, 2010. A top U.S. Coast Guard official, Rear Admiral James Watson, has told BP Plc the company's plans to contain the gushing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico do not go far enough or contain enough back-up measures. REUTERS/ Lyle W. Ratliff (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS DISASTER POLITICS SOCIETY)
  •  - Floyd Roland, premier of the Northwest Territories, talks to reporters in Alberta

    Floyd Roland, premier of the Northwest Territories, talks to reporters in Alberta

    Posted: 6/9/2010 6:22:41 PM EST
    Floyd Roland, premier of the Northwest Territories, talks to reporters in Calgary, Alberta, June 9, 2010. Two Canadian premiers, Roland and Danny Williams, still back offshore drilling despite the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, arguing that tighter rules can prevent a repeat of the disaster. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - Escambia County Oil Spill Response workers set oil containment booms near the bridge to Pensacola Beach

    Escambia County Oil Spill Response workers set oil containment booms near the bridge to Pensacola Beach

    Posted: 6/5/2010 8:19:16 PM EST
    Escambia County Oil Spill Response workers set oil containment booms near the bridge to Pensacola Beach, Florida June 5, 2010, to protect an area from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Obama administration has ordered a six-month moratorium on offshore drilling while an investigation determines the cause of the April 20 well blowout that occurred on a rig operated by BP Plc in the deepwater of the Gulf of Mexico offshore Louisiana and revises offshore safety regulations to prevent a future recurrence. The April 20 explosion killed 11 workers and the runaway well has become the largest U.S. spill in history. REUTERS/Colin Hackley (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - Christopher Pleasant, a subsea supervisor with Transocean, testifies at the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearing into the incident in Kenner Louisiana

    Christopher Pleasant, a subsea supervisor with Transocean, testifies at the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearing into the incident in Kenner Louisiana

    Posted: 5/28/2010 12:51:03 PM EST
    Christopher Pleasant, a subsea supervisor with Transocean, testifies at the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearing into the incident in Kenner, Louisiana, May 28, 2010. The Coast Guard and Mineral Management Service are co-chairing the joint investigation launched to determine the cause of the initial incident and fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) Deepwater Horizon. REUTERS/Thomas M. Blue/U.S Coast Guard photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Members of SCAT survey for oil debris on the shoreline and wildlife on Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Members of SCAT survey for oil debris on the shoreline and wildlife on Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Posted: 5/14/2010 9:49:27 AM EST
    Members of Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT) survey for oil debris on the shoreline and wildlife on Raccoon Island, Louisiana, May 12, 2010. Raccoon Island is a protected bird breeding sanctuary with a variety of breeds. SCAT is working in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken on May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathen E. Davis/U.S. Navy photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Nguyen, co-chairman for the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearing, swears in a witness during the hearing in Kenner, Louisiana

    U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Nguyen, co-chairman for the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearing, swears in a witness during the hearing in Kenner, Louisiana

    Posted: 5/11/2010 11:57:21 PM EST
    U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Hung Nguyen (2nd R), co-chairman for the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearing, swears in a witness during the hearing in Kenner, Louisiana, May 11, 2010. The hearing is a fact-finding inquiry to determine the cause of the initial incident and fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) Deepwater Horizon which led to the oil leak incident, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. REUTERS/Mike O'Berry/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY DISASTER ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Louisiana oilfield diver Adam Shaw uses a hook to separate an oil boom that will be used to trap oil for burning in the Gulf of Mexico

    Louisiana oilfield diver Adam Shaw uses a hook to separate an oil boom that will be used to trap oil for burning in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/8/2010 12:58:49 PM EST
    Louisiana oilfield diver Adam Shaw, attached to the Premier Explorer, uses a hook to separate an oil boom that will be used to trap oil for burning in the Gulf of Mexico May 7, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP, local residents, and other federal agencies is conducting "in situ burning" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 7, 2010. Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffery Tilghman Williams-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia for BP Dudley speaks at in Boston, Massachusetts

    Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia for BP Dudley speaks at in Boston, Massachusetts

    Posted: 5/6/2010 2:41:41 PM EST
    Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia for BP Plc (British Petroleum) Robert Dudley speaks at the Boston College Chief Executives' Club in Boston, Massachusetts May 6, 2010. The explosion and sinking of the BP Plc oil rig and subsequent massive oil spill will "forever" change the offshore drilling industry, Dudley, a top executive with the London-based oil giant said on Thursday. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS)


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