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

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

    Posted: 1/11/2011 11:24:48 AM EST
    Members of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling co-chairs hold a presentation the commission's final report in Washington January 11, 2011. From left are members Terry Garcia and Frances Beinecke and co-chairs William Reilly and Senator Bob Graham. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - EPA Administrator Jackson listens to a question as she testifies in Washington

    EPA Administrator Jackson listens to a question as she testifies in Washington

    Posted: 9/27/2010 4:25:51 PM EST
    EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson listens to a question as she 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)
  •  -  National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling listens to EPA Administrator Jackson's testimony  in Washington

    National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling listens to EPA Administrator Jackson's testimony in Washington

    Posted: 9/27/2010 4:12:41 PM EST
    The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling listens to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's testimony during a 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)
  •  - US Secretary of the Interior Salazar testifies in Washington

    US Secretary of the Interior Salazar testifies in Washington

    Posted: 9/27/2010 4:03:58 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 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 10:20:08 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)
  •  - Participants react to a passing helicopter as they take part in protest against offshore drilling in Miami beach

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

    Posted: 6/26/2010 2:40:53 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)
  •  - 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 8:17:11 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)
  •  - Greg Meche, with M-I Swaco, testifies at the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearing into the incident in Kenner Louisiana

    Greg Meche, with M-I Swaco, testifies at the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearing into the incident in Kenner Louisiana

    Posted: 5/28/2010 4:21:23 PM EST
    Greg Meche, with M-I Swaco, 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/Mike O'Berry/U.S Coast Guard photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Christopher Haire during the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearing into the incident in Kenner Louisiana

    Christopher Haire during the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearing into the incident in Kenner Louisiana

    Posted: 5/28/2010 4:16:33 PM EST
    Christopher Haire, a cementer with Halliburton, discusses what transpired aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig when it exploded during 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 explosion on April 20 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) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 holds position directly over the damaged Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer as crews work to plug the wellhead using a technique known as "top kill,"in Gulf of

    Mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 holds position directly over the damaged Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer as crews work to plug the wellhead using a technique known as "top kill,"in Gulf of

    Posted: 5/28/2010 10:57:09 AM EST
    The mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 holds position directly over the damaged Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer as crews work to plug the wellhead using a technique known as "top kill," in the Gulf of Mexico in this May 26, 2010 photograph. The procedure is intended to stem the flow of oil and gas and ultimately kill the well by injecting heavy drilling fluids through the blowout preventer on the seabed, down into the well. REUTERS/Patrick Kelley/U.S Coast Guard photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - A pelican swims in a make-shift pool after being cleaned of oil at the Clean Gulf Associates Mobile Wildlife Rehabilitation Station on Fort Jackson in Plaquemine

    A pelican swims in a make-shift pool after being cleaned of oil at the Clean Gulf Associates Mobile Wildlife Rehabilitation Station on Fort Jackson in Plaquemine

    Posted: 5/15/2010 1:35:06 PM EST
    A pelican swims in a make-shift pool after being cleaned of oil at the Clean Gulf Associates Mobile Wildlife Rehabilitation Station on Fort Jackson in Plaquemine, Louisiana, in this May 13, 2010 photograph. The station stood up to provide support for animals that may been affected by the oil spill caused by the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. REUTERS/Jeffery Tilghman Williams/U.S. Navy photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Dark clouds of smoke emerge as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico

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

    Posted: 5/7/2010 1:31:16 PM 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. Picture taken May 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - An incendiary device rests on the deck of Marine Vessel Premier Explorer prior to being used in a controlled burn of concentrated oil in the Gulf of Mexico

    An incendiary device rests on the deck of Marine Vessel Premier Explorer prior to being used in a controlled burn of concentrated oil in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/7/2010 11:31:01 AM EST
    An incendiary device rests on the deck of Marine Vessel Premier Explorer prior to being used in a controlled burn of concentrated 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 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 2nd Class Justin Stumberg-US Navy/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - Kennedy of Citizens Energy listens to BP Plc Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia Dudley as he speaks in Boston

    Kennedy of Citizens Energy listens to BP Plc Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia Dudley as he speaks in Boston

    Posted: 5/6/2010 3:11:18 PM EST
    Joseph Kennedy of Citizens Energy listens to BP Plc (British Petroleum) Executive Vice President for the Americas and Asia Robert Dudley as he speaks at the Boston College Chief Executives' Club in Boston, Massachusetts May 6, 2010. The explosion and sinking of a 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)
  •  - 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 10:01:11 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
  •  - A video grab shows a Coast Guard MH-65C rescue helicopter hoisting a survivor off a support vessel responding to a fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) Deepwater Horizon offshore

    A video grab shows a Coast Guard MH-65C rescue helicopter hoisting a survivor off a support vessel responding to a fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) Deepwater Horizon offshore

    Posted: 4/21/2010 1:36:27 PM EST
    A video grab shows a Coast Guard MH-65C rescue helicopter hoisting a survivor off a support vessel responding to a fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) Deepwater Horizon offshore 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
  •  - 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 12:00:27 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
  •  - A Maersk supply boat loads up before sailing to the Ocean Guardian in Port Stanley

    A Maersk supply boat loads up before sailing to the Ocean Guardian in Port Stanley

    Posted: 2/26/2010 9:38:35 PM EST
    A Maersk supply boat loads up before sailing 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) QUALITY FROM SOURCE
  •  - 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 12:59:04 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)
  •  - Relatives of Hernandez stand near his coffin during a funeral in Ciudad del Carmen

    Relatives of Hernandez stand near his coffin during a funeral in Ciudad del Carmen

    Posted: 10/25/2007 9:03:49 PM EST
    Relatives of Leandro Hernandez stand near his coffin during a funeral 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)