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National tragedy; oil spill devastation expands

A boat glides through the heavy sheen of oil as it skims near the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, June 13, 2010. Oil continues to flow from the wellhead some 5,000 feet below the surface.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

A boat glides through the heavy sheen of oil as it skims near the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, June 13, 2010. Oil continues to flow from the wellhead some 5,000 feet below the surface. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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  • An oil covered pelican sits stuck in thick beached oil at Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, just off the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La., Saturday, June 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Crosses in the yard of a home in Grand Isle, La. lament items endangered by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Wednesday, June 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • An oiled White Ibis, right, is seen with a clean bird at an unnamed island in Barataria Bay off the coast of Louisiana Tuesday, June 8, 2010.  The bird was oiled by the Deepwater Horizon spill in the gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • An oil-covered pelican tries unsuccessfully to fly off a post at Wilkerson Canal where it meets the north shore of Barataria Bay in Plaquemines Parish, La., Saturday, June 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • A boat glides through the heavy sheen of oil as it skims near the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, June 13, 2010. Oil continues to flow from the wellhead some 5,000 feet below the surface.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • A clean-up worker picks up blobs of oil with absorbent snare on Queen Bess Island at the mouth of Barataria Bay near the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La., Friday, June 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn lifts his boot out of thick beached oil at Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, just off the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La., Saturday, June 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • An oiled Brown pelican is rescued from Barataria Bay off the coast of Louisiana Friday, June 4, 2010. The bird was impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • Oil is burned and skimmed by boats near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Sunday, June 13, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • A boat patrols Perdido Bay as the sun rises in Orange Beach, Ala., Saturday, June 12, 2010.  Authorities closed the Perdido Pass to boat traffic amidst fears that large amounts of oil would flow into the pass on the tidal change. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • A security guard keeps watch as workers remove oil that has washed ashore from the Deepwater Horizon spill, Sunday, June 6, 2010 in Grand Isle, La.. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • Oil slicks move toward the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., Saturday, June 5, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has started washing ashore on the Alabama and Florida coast beaches. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Oil is burned and skimmed by boats near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Sunday, June 13, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • Marine reef ecologist Scott Porter works to remove oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill off his hands, Monday, June 7, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico south of Venice, La..  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • United States Fish and Wildlife biologist Kayla Dibenedetto attempts to catch an oiled Brown Pelican at Grand Isle, La. Saturday, June 5, 2010. Dibenedetto and a partner chased the bird for more than two hours before giving up because of darkness and expected to try again in the morning. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • United States Fish and Wildlife biologist Kayla Dibenedetto attempts to catch an oiled Brown Pelican at Grand Isle, La. Saturday, June 5, 2010. The pair chased the bird for more than two hours before giving up because of darkness and expected to try again in the morning. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • A small dead fish floats on a pool of oil at Bay Long off the coast of Louisiana Sunday, June 6, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill continued to move inland along several gulf states. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • Brown Pelicans fly past booms stained by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill at Cat Island, La, Sunday, June 6, 2010.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • A helicopter flies over livestock with sand bags, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 in Buras, La.. Efforts to protect the area from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill continue. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • A worker uses a suction hose to remove oil that has washed ashore from the Deepwater Horizon spill, Sunday, June 6, 2010 in Grand Isle, La.. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • Oil moves toward the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., Saturday, June 5, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has started washing ashore on the Alabama and Florida coast beaches. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • ** RE-TRANS FOR IMPROVED TONING ** Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn holds up a small oil-covered fish at Bay Long off the coast of Louisiana Sunday, June 6, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill continued to move inland along several gulf states. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • National Guard helicopters drop 2,000 pound bags of sand to block a pass in a effort to protect Scofield bay from oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, Friday, June 11, 2010, near Venice, La.. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • Hermit crabs struggle to cross a patch of oil from the the Deepwater Horizon spill on a barrier island near East Grand Terre Island, La, Sunday, June 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • Oil absorbent booms are seen at Queen Bess Island as clean up operations of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill continue in off the coast of Louisiana Tuesday, June 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • A worker removes oil that has washed ashore from the Deepwater Horizon spill, Sunday, June 6, 2010 in Grand Isle, La.. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • A dead turtle floats on a pool of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in Barataria Bay off the coast of Louisiana Monday, June, 7, 2010.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • Oil collects on the water's surface near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, June 13, 2010. Oil continues to flow from the wellhead some 5,000 feet below the surface.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Workers clean a Brown Pelican covered in oil at a rescue center at a facility set up by the International Bird Rescue Research Center in Buras, La. ,  Saturday, June 5, 2010.  The birds are covered in oil from from the Deepwater Horizon accident and are cleaned and then released.   (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
  • A worker uses a suction hose to remove oil washed ashore from the Deepwater Horizon spill,  Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in Belle Terre, La.. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • An oiled White Ibis is seen at an unnamed island in Barataria Bay off the coast of Louisiana Tuesday, June 8, 2010.  The bird was oiled by the Deepwater Horizon spill in the gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • Patrick Hogan moves a Brown pelican covered in oil to a decontamination tub at the facility set up by the International Bird Rescue Research Center in Buras, La., Saturday, June 5, 2010.  (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
  • Steve Gardner of Mobile scrapes oil from the sand along a 700-yard long strip of oil that washed up on the beach in Gulf Shores,  Ala., Friday, June 4, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has started washing ashore on the Alabama and Florida coast beaches. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Crosses in the yard of a home in Grand Isle, La. lament items endangered by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Wednesday, June 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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