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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 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 the commission's final report in Washington

    Posted: 1/11/2011 11:15:31 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 the commission's final report in Washington January 11, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS BUSINESS DISASTER)
  •  - Bromwich testifies as U.S. Secretary of the Interior Salazar watches  in Washington

    Bromwich testifies as U.S. Secretary of the Interior Salazar watches in Washington

    Posted: 9/27/2010 4:29:18 PM EST
    Michael Bromwich, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement testifies as U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (L) watches 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 BUSINESS)
  •  - Adm. Allen (Ret.), national incident commander for the Gulf Oil Spill, speaks to reporters after testifying in Washington

    Adm. Allen (Ret.), national incident commander for the Gulf Oil Spill, speaks to reporters after testifying in Washington

    Posted: 9/27/2010 12:39:16 PM EST
    Adm. Thad Allen (Ret.), national incident commander for the Gulf Oil Spill, speaks to reporters after testifying 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)
  •  - 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 10:22:08 AM EST
    An oversized image of Adm. Thad Allen (Ret.), national incident commander for the Gulf Oil Spill, is projected 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)
  •  - 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 10:17:14 AM EST
    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 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)
  •  - Smoke rises from the BP oil spill site, as natural gas is burned off, while the drilling of two relief wells continue in the Gulf of Mexico

    Smoke rises from the BP oil spill site, as natural gas is burned off, while the drilling of two relief wells continue in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 7/5/2010 10:33:33 AM EST
    Smoke rises from the BP oil spill site, as natural gas is burned off, while the 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
  •  - Smoke rises from the BP oil spill site, as natural gas is burned off, while the drilling of two relief wells continue in the Gulf of Mexico

    Smoke rises from the BP oil spill site, as natural gas is burned off, while the drilling of two relief wells continue in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 7/5/2010 10:33:33 AM EST
    Smoke rises from the BP oil spill site, as natural gas is burned off, while the 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
  •  - Participants react to a passing helicopter as they take part protest against offshore drilling in Miami Beach

    Participants react to a passing helicopter as they take part protest against offshore drilling in Miami Beach

    Posted: 6/26/2010 2:50:11 PM EST
    Participants react to a passing helicopter 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)
  •  - Darryl Traylor, a crew member of the Southern Belle, looks at oil sheen four miles off Pensacola Beach, Florida

    Darryl Traylor, a crew member of the Southern Belle, looks at oil sheen four miles off Pensacola Beach, Florida

    Posted: 6/5/2010 3:24:34 PM EST
    Darryl Traylor, a crew member of the Southern Belle, looks at oil sheen four miles off 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)
  •  - 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 10:54:24 AM EST
    Crews conduct controlled burns near the Deepwater Horizon/BP incident site in the Gulf of Mexico in this May 26, 2010 photograph. 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. REUTERS/Ann Marie Gorden/U.S Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Crew members from Marine Vessel Braxton Perry recover a deflection boom after three days of controlled burns in the Gulf of Mexico

    Crew members from Marine Vessel Braxton Perry recover a deflection boom after three days of controlled burns in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/8/2010 5:13:25 PM EST
    Crew members from Marine Vessel Braxton Perry recover a deflection boom after three days of controlled burns in the Gulf of Mexico in this May 7, 2010 photograph. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, 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 on May 7, 2010. REUTERS/Justin Stumberg/U.S. Navy photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Oil washes onto the sides of a pollution containment chamber at the Gulf of Mexico

    Oil washes onto the sides of a pollution containment chamber at the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 9:47:59 AM EST
    Oil washes onto the sides of a pollution containment chamber as the mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 lowers it into the Gulf of Mexico over the site of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill May 6, 2010. The chamber is designed to cap the oil discharge that was a result of the Deepwater Horizon rig fire and collapse. Picture taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS DISASTER ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - The mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 lowers a pollution containment chamber into the Gulf of Mexico

    The mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 lowers a pollution containment chamber into the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 9:44:58 AM EST
    The mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 lowers a pollution containment chamber into the Gulf of Mexico over the site of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill May 6, 2010. The chamber is designed to cap the oil discharge that was a result of the Deepwater Horizon rig fire and collapse. Picture taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS DISASTER ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Kennedy of Citizens Energy asks BP Plc Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia Dudley a question in Boston

    Kennedy of Citizens Energy asks BP Plc Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia Dudley a question in Boston

    Posted: 5/6/2010 3:04:42 PM EST
    Joseph Kennedy of Citizens Energy (R) asks BP Plc (British Petrolem) Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia Robert Dudley a question while he was speaking 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 BUSINESS ENERGY)
  •  - Gathered concentrated oil burns during a controlled oil fire in the Gulf of Mexico

    Gathered concentrated oil burns during a controlled oil fire in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/6/2010 1:53:14 PM EST
    Gathered concentrated oil burns during a controlled oil fire in the Gulf of Mexico May 5, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies conducted the burn to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 5, 2010. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Justin E. Stumberg/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mississippi Responder is pictured during cleanup activity in the Gulf of Mexico south of Louisiana

    The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mississippi Responder is pictured during cleanup activity in the Gulf of Mexico south of Louisiana

    Posted: 4/28/2010 11:12:27 PM EST
    The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mississippi Responder (R) is pictured during cleanup activity in the Gulf of Mexico south of Louisiana where oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead continues to spread April 28, 2010. The Coast Guard on Wednesday set a "controlled burn" to battle a giant oil slick from last week's deadly offshore drilling rig explosion, as the spill threatened wide-scale coastal damage for four U.S. Gulf Coast states. REUTERS/Sean Gardner/Greenpeace/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) 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 9:21:25 AM 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 (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - A U.S.Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors off Louisiana Coast

    A U.S.Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors off Louisiana Coast

    Posted: 4/21/2010 12:05:10 PM EST
    A U.S.Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors off the Louisiana Coast, 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, the U.S. Coast Guard said. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Lloyd/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - A Maersk oil supply boat navigates past a mine field left over from the 1982 war between Argentina and Great Britain in Port Stanley

    A Maersk oil supply boat navigates past a mine field left over from the 1982 war between Argentina and Great Britain in Port Stanley

    Posted: 2/26/2010 9:37:29 PM 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 February 26, 2010. Argentina asked the United Nations to step into its dispute with Britain over the Islands, two days after the long-running dispute erupted again when Britain began the oil exploration. REUTERS/Gary Clement (FALKLAND ISLANDS - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS ENERGY)
  •  - Oil and gas leak from the West Atlas mobile offshore drilling unit in the Timor Sea

    Oil and gas leak from the West Atlas mobile offshore drilling unit in the Timor Sea

    Posted: 9/16/2009 2:13:26 AM EST
    Oil and gas leak from the West Atlas mobile offshore drilling unit in the Timor Sea, about 250 km (155 miles) off the far north Kimberly coast of Western Australia state, in this September 12, 2009 handout picture. The offshore rig began has been leaking since August 21, 2009. REUTERS/Environs Kimberley/Handout (AUSTRALIA DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS