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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 11:30:50 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)
  •  - 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 10:13:32 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)
  •  - 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 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 2:30:02 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)
  •  - 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 6:19:49 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)
  •  - Shore birds walk near containment booms that will be used to protect the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in Pensacola Bay

    Shore birds walk near containment booms that will be used to protect the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in Pensacola Bay

    Posted: 6/5/2010 7:57:43 PM EST
    Shore birds walk near containment booms that will be used to protect the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in Pensacola Bay, 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)
  •  - Oil recovery teams await deployment from their staging area on Bayou Chico in Pensacola, Florida

    Oil recovery teams await deployment from their staging area on Bayou Chico in Pensacola, Florida

    Posted: 6/5/2010 3:27:32 PM EST
    Oil recovery teams await deployment from their staging area on Bayou Chico in Pensacola, 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)
  •  - The tug boat Gasparilla demonstrates for the media how a water cannon will be used to clean oil-contaminated boats before they enter Pensacola Bay.

    The tug boat Gasparilla demonstrates for the media how a water cannon will be used to clean oil-contaminated boats before they enter Pensacola Bay.

    Posted: 6/5/2010 3:26:17 PM EST
    The tug boat Gasparilla demonstrates for the media how a water cannon will be used to clean oil-contaminated boats before they enter Pensacola Bay, 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)
  •  - Mark Hafle with BP swears in before testifying at the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearing into the incident in Kenner Louisiana

    Mark Hafle with BP swears in before testifying at the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearing into the incident in Kenner Louisiana

    Posted: 5/28/2010 12:43:09 PM EST
    Mark Hafle (R) with BP 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/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
  •  - SCAT discovers oil debris attached to an oyster shell on the shoreline of Raccoon Island Louisiana

    SCAT discovers oil debris attached to an oyster shell on the shoreline of Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Posted: 5/14/2010 9:48:51 AM EST
    A Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT) discovers oil debris attached to an oyster shell 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
  •  - The crew of a Basler BT-67 fixed wing aircraft release oil dispersant over an oil discharge from the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon, off the shore of Louisiana

    The crew of a Basler BT-67 fixed wing aircraft release oil dispersant over an oil discharge from the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon, off the shore of Louisiana

    Posted: 5/8/2010 11:27:14 PM EST
    The crew of a Basler BT-67 fixed wing aircraft release oil dispersant over an oil discharge from the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon, off the shore of Louisiana, in this May 5, 2010 photograph. Picture taken, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Stephen Lehmann/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
  •  - The crew of a Basler BT-67 fixed wing aircraft release oil dispersant over an oil discharge from the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon, off the shore of Louisiana

    The crew of a Basler BT-67 fixed wing aircraft release oil dispersant over an oil discharge from the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon, off the shore of Louisiana

    Posted: 5/8/2010 11:14:13 PM EST
    The crew of a Basler BT-67 fixed wing aircraft release oil dispersant over an oil discharge from the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon, off the shore of Louisiana, in this May 5, 2010 photograph. Picture taken, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Stephen Lehmann/U.S. Coast Guard/handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Coast Guardsmen receive an oil containment tank aboard CGC Harry Claiborne in Venice, Louisiana

    Coast Guardsmen receive an oil containment tank aboard CGC Harry Claiborne in Venice, Louisiana

    Posted: 5/8/2010 5:09:47 PM EST
    Coast Guardsmen receive an oil containment tank aboard CGC Harry Claiborne (WLM 561) in Venice, Louisiana, May 5, 2010. The tank will gather the collected oil from a Vessel of Opportunity Skimming System (VOSS), which helps remove oil from the surface of the ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard is working in partnership with 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 5, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathen E. Davis/U.S. Navy photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Jeff Cantrell, Vice President of Elastec/American Marine Inc., ignites an incendiary device in Gulf of Mexico

    Jeff Cantrell, Vice President of Elastec/American Marine Inc., ignites an incendiary device in Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 10:59:22 AM EST
    Jeff Cantrell, Vice President of Elastec/American Marine Inc., ignites an incendiary device May 6, 2010, during a controlled burn in the Gulf of Mexico. 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: ENERGY DISASTER MILITARY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - 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 10:44:32 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. Photo taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class(SW) Jeffery Tilghman Williams-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY 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 2:47:00 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)
  •  - 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 2:21:34 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
  •  - Emergency medical technicians rush a gurney to an awaiting HH-60 rescue helicopter and crew  from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, AL, at Coast Guard Air Station in New Orleans

    Emergency medical technicians rush a gurney to an awaiting HH-60 rescue helicopter and crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, AL, at Coast Guard Air Station in New Orleans

    Posted: 4/21/2010 2:25:32 PM EST
    Emergency medical technicians rush a gurney to an awaiting HH-60 rescue helicopter and crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, AL, at Coast Guard Air Station in 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. The helicopter crew medevaced multiple survivors from the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon after the explosion and fire caused the crew of the vessel to evacuate. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tom Atkeson/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - The Ocean Guardian semi-submersible drilling rig floats in location for oil drilling some 150 km from the Falkland Islands

    The Ocean Guardian semi-submersible drilling rig floats in location for oil drilling some 150 km from the Falkland Islands

    Posted: 2/24/2010 11:41:16 PM EST
    The Ocean Guardian semi-submersible drilling rig contracted from Diamond Offshore Drilling by Desire Petroleum floats in location for oil drilling some 150 km (93 miles) from the Falkland Islands in this photo taken February 19, 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. Picture taken February 19, 2010. REUTERS/Gary Clement (FALKLAND ISLANDS - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS ENERGY)
  •  - 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 12:11:47 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)