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  •  - National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling co-chairs Reilly and Senator Graham hold a presentation on the commission's final report in Washington

    National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling co-chairs Reilly and Senator Graham hold a presentation on the commission's final report in Washington

    Posted: 1/11/2011 11:36:48 AM EST
    National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling co-chairs William Reilly (L) and Senator Bob Graham hold a presentation on the commission's final report in Washington January 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS BUSINESS DISASTER)
  •  - EPA Administrator Jackson testifies in Washington

    EPA Administrator Jackson testifies in Washington

    Posted: 9/27/2010 4:00:23 PM EST
    EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson testifies 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 BUSINESS)
  •  - Workers recovering an oil-stained boom laid down after the Deepwater Horizon spill temporarily disrupt a protest directed against offshore drilling at Pensacola Beach

    Workers recovering an oil-stained boom laid down after the Deepwater Horizon spill temporarily disrupt a protest directed against offshore drilling at Pensacola Beach

    Posted: 6/26/2010 6:48:32 PM EST
    Workers recovering an oil-stained boom laid down after the Deepwater Horizon spill temporarily disrupt a protest directed against offshore drilling at Pensacola Beach, Florida June 26, 2010. REUTERS/Lee Celano
  •  - Protesters carry a banner during protest against offshore drilling in Miami Beach

    Protesters carry a banner during protest against offshore drilling in Miami Beach

    Posted: 6/26/2010 2:48:50 PM EST
    Protestors carry a banner as hundreds of beach goers participated 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)
  •  - Protesters carry large black piece of plastic symbolizing oil spill during protest against offshore drilling in Miami Beach

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

    Posted: 6/26/2010 2:34:36 PM EST
    Protestors carry a large black piece of plastic they say symbolizes 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 DISASTER)
  •  - Protestors hold sign against offshore drilling in Miami beach

    Protestors hold sign against offshore drilling in Miami beach

    Posted: 6/26/2010 2:32:37 PM EST
    Protestors from a local cafe hold a sign as they participate with hundreds of beach goers 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)
  •  - Containment booms are seen as Shamas and his son Germyah walk the beach while his son Jaden plays in the water on Pensacola Beach

    Containment booms are seen as Shamas and his son Germyah walk the beach while his son Jaden plays in the water on Pensacola Beach

    Posted: 6/5/2010 8:14:05 PM EST
    Containment booms are seen at the background as Spencer Shamas and his son Germyah walk the beach while his son Jaden plays in the water of Fort Pickens State Park on Pensacola Beach, Florida June 5, 2010. 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, swears in before testifying at the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearing into the incident in Kenner Louisiana

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

    Posted: 5/28/2010 12:52:05 PM EST
    Christopher Pleasant, a subsea supervisor with Transocean, swears in before testifying 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/Mike O'Berry/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
  •  - Crews conduct controlled burns near the Deepwater Horizon/BP incident site in Gulf of Mexico

    Crews conduct controlled burns near the Deepwater Horizon/BP incident site in Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/28/2010 11:07:55 AM EST
    Crews conduct controlled burns near the Deepwater Horizon/BP incident site in Gulf of Mexico in this May 26, 2010 handout photo. The burns are part of an effort to reduce the amount of oil in the water and are part of the joint federal, state and BP effort to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Ann Marie Gorden/U.S Coast Guard photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Members of SCAT follow a trail of oil debris on the shoreline of Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Members of SCAT follow a trail of oil debris on the shoreline of Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Posted: 5/14/2010 9:48:58 AM EST
    Members of a Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT) follow a trail of oil debris on the shoreline of 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, 201. 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
  •  - Workers examine hydrofire oil boom after burn in Gulf of Mexico

    Workers examine hydrofire oil boom after burn in Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/8/2010 12:51:44 PM EST
    Charles Story (C), an Elastec/American Marine Inc. engineer, Craig Eglin (L), Premier Explorer ship master and Donnie Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Elastec/American Marine Inc. examine a hydrofire oil boom that was recovered after several successful in situ burns in the Gulf of Mexico May 6, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard, working in partnership with BP PLC, residents, and other federal agencies, conducted the burns to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffery Tilghman Williams-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Handout picture shows a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew documenting the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon in Gulf of Mexico

    Handout picture shows a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew documenting the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon in Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 11:52:11 AM EST
    A U.S. Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, while searching for survivors in this April 21, 2010 handout photo, released to Reuters on May 7, 2010. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizons 126 person crew. Picture taken April 21, 2010. REUTERS/Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Lloyd-US Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - Two fishing vessels drag an oil boom after trapped oil is set ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico

    Two fishing vessels drag an oil boom after trapped oil is set ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 11:50:02 AM EST
    Two fishing vessels drag an oil boom after trapped oil is set ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico May 6, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies are 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 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffery Tilghman Williams-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  •  - BP Plc Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia Dudley speaks in Boston, Massachusetts

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

    Posted: 5/6/2010 2:45:00 PM EST
    BP Plc (British Petroleum) Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia 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)
  •  - Donnie Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Elastec Inc. American Marine, secures a line from the Marine Vessel Premier Explorer prior to a controlled burn in the Gulf of Mexico

    Donnie Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Elastec Inc. American Marine, secures a line from the Marine Vessel Premier Explorer prior to a controlled burn in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/6/2010 2:20:16 PM EST
    Donnie Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Elastec Inc. American Marine, secures a line from the Marine Vessel Premier Explorer prior to the controlled burn of gathered concentrated oil in the Gulf of Mexico, in this photo taken May 4, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies conducted the oil burn to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Photo taken May 4, 2010. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Justin E. Stumberg/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - A welder fabricates a portion of the BP subsea oil recovery system chamber at Wild Well Control, Inc. in Port Fourchon, Louisiana

    A welder fabricates a portion of the BP subsea oil recovery system chamber at Wild Well Control, Inc. in Port Fourchon, Louisiana

    Posted: 5/2/2010 9:59:59 PM EST
    A welder fabricates a portion of the BP subsea oil recovery system chamber at Wild Well Control, Inc. in Port Fourchon, Louisiana in this April 26, 2010 photo. The chamber will be one of the largest ever built and will be used in an attempt to contain an oil leak related to the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon explosion. Picture taken April 26, 2010. REUTERS/Patrick Kelley/U.S. Coast Guard photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY BUSINESS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana

    Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana

    Posted: 4/22/2010 7:30:43 PM EST
    Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this handout photograph taken on April 21, 2010 and obtained on April 22. Eleven workers were missing and 17 injured in an explosion at the Transocean oil drilling rig, and crews were fighting the fire 16 hours later, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday. An estimated 126 people were aboard the Deepwater Horizon at the time of the explosionA Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors April 21, 2010. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizon's 126 person crew. Picture taken April 21, 2010. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout
  •  - A video grab shows Coast Guard HH-60 rescue helicopter crew transferring crew members to local emergency medical personnel at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans

    A video grab shows Coast Guard HH-60 rescue helicopter crew transferring crew members to local emergency medical personnel at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans

    Posted: 4/21/2010 1:39:45 PM EST
    A video grab shows Coast Guard HH-60 rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama, transferring crew members from the mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) Deepwater Horizon, to local emergency medical personnel at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, Louisiana, April 21, 2010. Up to a dozen crew members were missing and at least seven were critically injured after an explosion and fire late Tuesday hit a Transocean drilling rig that was working off the Louisiana coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said. REUTERS/Tom Atkeson/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. QUALITY FROM SOURCE
  •  - Executives from major oil companies testify at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on offshore drilling on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Executives from major oil companies testify at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on offshore drilling on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Posted: 2/25/2009 12:11:03 PM EST
    Shell Oil Co. President Marvin Odum (L-R), BP America President Lamar McKay, Devon Energy Corp Chief Executive Larry Nichols, ExxonMobil Exploration Co. President Tim Cejka and Gary Luquette, Chevron president for North American exploration and production, testify at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on offshore drilling on Capitol Hill in Washington February 25, 2009. Executives from major oil companies told Congress on Wednesday that more offshore areas should be opened to drilling to boost domestic energy supplies and reduce America's reliance on petroleum imports. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)
  •  - Williams Gas Pipeline President Wright speaks during the Reuters Energy Summit in Houston

    Williams Gas Pipeline President Wright speaks during the Reuters Energy Summit in Houston

    Posted: 6/2/2008 12:58:14 PM EST
    Williams Gas Pipeline President Phil Wright speaks during the Reuters Energy Summit in Houston June 2, 2008. Wright sees opening of the U.S. coastal region to offshore drilling as critical to future gas supplies. REUTERS/Richard Carson (UNITED STATES)


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