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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 11:22:31 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 DISASTER BUSINESS)
  •  - White House oil spill commission co-chair Bill Reilly speaks at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing in Washington

    White House oil spill commission co-chair Bill Reilly speaks at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling hearing in Washington

    Posted: 9/27/2010 11:33:02 AM EST
    White House oil spill commission co-chair Bill Reilly speaks 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. The U.S. government was forced to "improvise" in its handling of the massive BP (BP.L: Quote) oil spill, as spill response technology failed to match advances in offshore oil and gas development, Reilly said on Monday. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER BUSINESS)
  •  - Oil floats near the site of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

    Oil floats near the site of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 7/4/2010 10:10:15 PM EST
    Oil floats near the site of the BP oil spill 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)
  •  - 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: 7/4/2010 9:15:28 PM 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 (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Elm skims surface oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, four miles off Pensacola Beach

    The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Elm skims surface oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, four miles off Pensacola Beach

    Posted: 6/5/2010 9:57:06 PM EST
    The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Elm skims surface oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, 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)
  •  - U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Tasha Tully looks at oil sheen four miles off Pensacola Beach, Florida.

    U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Tasha Tully looks at oil sheen four miles off Pensacola Beach, Florida.

    Posted: 6/5/2010 3:22:05 PM EST
    U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Tasha Tully 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)
  •  - SCAT discovers oil debris on the shoreline of Raccoon Island Louisiana

    SCAT discovers oil debris on the shoreline of Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Posted: 5/14/2010 9:49:23 AM EST
    A Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT) discovers 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, 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
  •  - 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 9:48:42 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
  •  - A small pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat", is dropped into the Gulf of Mexico In Louisiana

    A small pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat", is dropped into the Gulf of Mexico In Louisiana

    Posted: 5/12/2010 12:25:04 PM EST
    A small pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat", is loaded into the Gulf of Mexico in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, May 10, 2010. The chamber will be used in an attempt to contain an oil leak that was caused by the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon explosion. Photo taken May 10, 2010. REUTERS/ Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley-US Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  •  -  A small pollution containment chamber, known as  "top hat", is dropped into the Gulf of Mexico In Louisiana

    A small pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat", is dropped into the Gulf of Mexico In Louisiana

    Posted: 5/12/2010 12:24:05 PM EST
    A small pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat", is loaded into the Gulf of Mexico in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, May 10, 2010. The chamber will be used in an attempt to contain an oil leak that was caused by the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon explosion. Photo taken May 10, 2010. REUTERS/ Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley-US Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  •  - A charred fire boom collects oil in the Gulf of Mexico

    A charred fire boom collects oil in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 11:44:50 AM EST
    A charred fire boom collects oil 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 conducted the "in situ burn" 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 2nd Class Justin Stumberg-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  •  - Dark clouds of smoke and fire emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico

    Dark clouds of smoke and fire emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 10:43:30 AM EST
    Dark clouds of smoke and fire emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire 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 conducted the "in situ burn" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Photo taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY)
  •  - BP Plc Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia Dudley listens to a question after speaking in Boston, Massachusetts

    BP Plc Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia Dudley listens to a question after speaking in Boston, Massachusetts

    Posted: 5/6/2010 2:59:14 PM EST
    BP Plc (British Petroleum) Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia Robert Dudley listens to a question after 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 ENERGY BUSINESS)
  •  - 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 11:18:56 PM EST
    The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mississippi Responder 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 IMAGES OF THE DAY) 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: 4/23/2010 9:25:37 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
  •  - Devon Energy Corp CEO Nichols holds up a core sample from under the Atlantic Ocean at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on offshore drilling on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Devon Energy Corp CEO Nichols holds up a core sample from under the Atlantic Ocean at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on offshore drilling on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Posted: 2/25/2009 12:09:41 PM EST
    Devon Energy Corp Chief Executive Larry Nichols holds up a core sample from under the Atlantic Ocean as he testifies on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute 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. BP America President Lamar McKay is pictured on left. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)
  •  - Shell Oil Co. President Odum testifies at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on offshore drilling on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Shell Oil Co. President Odum testifies at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on offshore drilling on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Posted: 2/25/2009 12:04:56 PM EST
    REFILE - CORRECTING SPELLING OF MARVIN ODUM'S LAST NAME Shell Oil Co. President Marvin Odum testifies 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 Phil Wright speaks during the Reuters Energy Summit in Houston

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

    Posted: 6/2/2008 12:59:58 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 critical to future gas supplies. REUTERS/Richard Carson (UNITED STATES)
  •  - File photo of an offshore drilling platform in Black Sea on West coast off the Crimea

    File photo of an offshore drilling platform in Black Sea on West coast off the Crimea

    Posted: 4/28/2008 11:18:44 AM EST
    An offshore drilling platform is seen in the Black Sea on the West coast off the Crimea in this March 2008 file photo. A Ukrainian helicopter crashed onto an offshore drilling platform in the Black Sea on April 28, 2008, killing all 20 people on board, an emergencies ministry spokesman said. REUTERS/Handout/Files (UKRAINE). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
  •  - Friends and relatives carry the coffin of Hernandez in Ciudad del Carmen in Mexico's state of Campeche

    Friends and relatives carry the coffin of Hernandez in Ciudad del Carmen in Mexico's state of Campeche

    Posted: 10/25/2007 8:48:56 PM EST
    Friends and relatives carry the coffin of Leandro Hernandez in Ciudad del Carmen in Mexico's state of Campeche October 25, 2007. Hernandez died after a fierce storm stranded dozens of Mexican oil workers in rough waters on Tuesday after they fled a drilling platform damaged by 25-foot (8-metre) waves. Mexican navy rescue teams scoured rough seas in helicopters and boats on Thursday for four missing oil workers who leapt off an offshore drilling platform damaged in a powerful storm that left 19 dead. REUTERS/Dionisio Stanford (MEXICO)