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Oil spill spreads, government reacts

Officials talk near 5,000 feet of oil boom Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Fort Pike inear New Orleans. From left are La. Sen. David Vitter, Tim McKinnis of Resolve Marine Group, which will deploy the boom, La. Gov. Bobby Jindal, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis, and New Orleans Councilman Jon Johnson. (AP Photo/The Times Picayune, Scott Threlkeld)

Officials talk near 5,000 feet of oil boom Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Fort Pike inear New Orleans. From left are La. Sen. David Vitter, Tim McKinnis of Resolve Marine Group, which will deploy the boom, La. Gov. Bobby Jindal, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis, and New Orleans Councilman Jon Johnson. (AP Photo/The Times Picayune, Scott Threlkeld)

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  • Oil blobs and oil sheen are seen in the waters of Chandeleur Sound, La., Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Cleanup and containment of a massive oil slick resumed Tuesday as winds eased in the Gulf of Mexico and people along beaches and bayous waited to find out just how badly it might damage the delicate coast. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • From left; Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune; Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.,Environment America Executive Director Margie Alt; Oceana Chief Executive Officer Andrew Sharpless, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J. take part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 4, 2010.    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
  • Oil blobs and oil sheen are seen in the waters of Chandeleur Sound, La., Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Cleanup and containment of a massive oil slick resumed Tuesday as winds eased in the Gulf of Mexico and people along beaches and bayous waited to find out just how badly it might damage the delicate coast. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • Dave Nagel, executive vice president of BP America, maneuvers amid photographers as he leaves a closed-door meeting called by House Energy and the Environment subcommittee Chairman Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Tuesday, May 4, 2010, on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
  • Workers line up to start the day to help clean up the oil spill, in Venice, La., Tuesday, May 4, 2010.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Oil blobs and oil sheen are seen in the waters of Chandeleur Sound, La., Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Cleanup and containment of a massive oil slick resumed Tuesday as winds eased in the Gulf of Mexico and people along beaches and bayous waited to find out just how badly it might damage the delicate coast. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • Birds fly over nesting birds on Breton Island in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Lousiana Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Wildlife are vulnerable to the oil spill resulting from last week's explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Oil blobs and oil sheen are seen in the waters of Chandeleur Sound, La., Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Cleanup and containment of a massive oil slick resumed Tuesday as winds eased in the Gulf of Mexico and people along beaches and bayous waited to find out just how badly it might damage the delicate coast. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • In a Monday, May 3, 2010 photo provided by Greenpeace, Robert Carr Sr.,left, and his son Robert bring in the last of their crab traps in Gulfport, Miss.  Fishing has been shut down in federal waters from the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle, leaving boats idle in the middle of the prime spring season.  (AP Photo/Greenpeace, Tim Aubry)
  • Shrimp boats loaded with oil containment booms are seen in the waters of Chandeleur Sound, La., Tuesday, May 4, 2010.  Cleanup and containment of a massive oil slick resumed Tuesday as winds eased in the Gulf of Mexico and people along beaches and bayous waited to find out just how badly it might damage the delicate coast. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • Commercial fishing boats loaded with protective boom head out from Venice, La., Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Cleanup and containment of a massive oil slick resumed Tuesday as winds eased in the Gulf of Mexico and people along beaches and bayous waited to find out just how badly it might damage the delicate coast.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Oil blobs and oil sheen are seen in the waters of Chandeleur Sound, La., Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Cleanup and containment of a massive oil slick resumed Tuesday as winds eased in the Gulf of Mexico and people along beaches and bayous waited to find out just how badly it might damage the delicate coast. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • From left; Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune; Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.,Environment America Executive Director Margie Alt; Oceana Chief Executive Officer Andrew Sharpless, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J. take part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 4, 2010.    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
  • A shrimp boat is used to place oil containment boom in the waters of Chandeleur Sound, La., Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Cleanup and containment of a massive oil slick resumed Tuesday as winds eased in the Gulf of Mexico and people along beaches and bayous waited to find out just how badly it might damage the delicate coast.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • A shrimp boat loaded with oil containment boom is seen in the waters of Chandeleur Sound, La., Tuesday, May 4, 2010.  Cleanup and containment of a massive oil slick resumed Tuesday as winds eased in the Gulf of Mexico and people along beaches and bayous waited to find out just how badly it might damage the delicate coast. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  • Officials talk near 5,000 feet of oil boom Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Fort Pike inear New Orleans. From left are La. Sen. David Vitter, Tim McKinnis of Resolve Marine Group, which will deploy the boom, La. Gov. Bobby Jindal, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis, and New Orleans Councilman Jon Johnson. (AP Photo/The Times Picayune, Scott Threlkeld)
  • Boats sit at the Cyprus Cove dock in the morning fog in Venice, La., Tuesday, May 4, 2010.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Jesse Morris of Venice, La. heads down Southwest Pass with oil boomsto place them in ecology-sensitive areas along the Louisiana coast and marshes, Tuesday May 4, 2010. (AP Photo/The Times Picayune, David Grunfeld)

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