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Protests and testimony over oil spill

Demonstrators stands with a 50-foot banner in front of the White House Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in Washington. The 50-foot banner was signed by Gulf residents and marched from the Department of Interior to the White House. The banner is to protest drilling of fossil fuels and reads 'Obama: this is your crude awakening'  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Demonstrators stands with a 50-foot banner in front of the White House Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in Washington. The 50-foot banner was signed by Gulf residents and marched from the Department of Interior to the White House. The banner is to protest drilling of fossil fuels and reads "Obama: this is your crude awakening" (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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  • Virginia Benninghoff of Rushville, Illinois, second from right, stands with other demonstrators stands with a 50-foot banner in front of the White House Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in Washington. The 50-foot banner was signed by Gulf residents and marched from the Department of Interior to the White House. The banner is to protest drilling of fossil fuels and reads 'Obama: this is your crude awakening'  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • Demonstrators stands with a 50-foot banner in front of the White House Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in Washington. The 50-foot banner was signed by Gulf residents and marched from the Department of Interior to the White House. The banner is to protest drilling of fossil fuels and reads 'Obama: this is your crude awakening'  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • Demonstrators stands with a 50-foot banner in front of the White House Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in Washington. The 50-foot banner was signed by Gulf residents and marched from the Department of Interior to the White House. The banner is to protest drilling of fossil fuels and reads 'Obama: this is your crude awakening'  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • From left to right, Lamar McKay, president and chairman of BP America, Transocean CEO Steven Newman, and Halliburton executive Tim Probert, testify before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, on Capitol Hill  in Washington Tuesday, May 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  • Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., right, listens to Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., left, as they testify before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, on Capitol Hill  in Washington Tuesday, May 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  • Amy Wolfson of Miami carries a sign reading 'Don't Pollute Florida's Water' during a protest against off shore oil drilling in Miami Beach, Fla. Tuesday, May11, 2010. An oil spill has been contaminating water in the Gulf of Mexico for three weeks and threatens sensitive marshes and marine life from Louisiana to Texas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  • Demonstrators carry signs and a black plastic tarp meant to symbolize an oil spill during a protest against off shore oil drilling in Miami Beach, Fla. Tuesday, May 11, 2010. An oil spill has been contaminating water in the Gulf of Mexico for three weeks and threatens sensitive marshes and marine life from Louisiana to Texas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  • Mario Perdomo of Miami has his face painted black to symbolize oil during a protest against off shore oil drilling in Miami Beach, Fla. Tuesday, May11, 2010. An oil spill has been contaminating water in the Gulf of Mexico for three weeks and threatens sensitive marshes and marine life from Louisiana to Texas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  • Virginia Benninghoff of Rushville, Illinois, second from right, stands with other demonstrators stands with a 50-foot banner in front of the White House Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in Washington. The 50-foot banner was signed by Gulf residents and marched from the Department of Interior to the White House. The banner is to protest drilling of fossil fuels and reads 'Obama: this is your crude awakening'  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • Jacqueline and Wayne Torres, center, of Gaithersburg, Md., sunbathe as protestors carry a black plastic tarp to symbolize an oil spill during a  protest against off shore oil drilling in Miami Beach, Fla. Tuesday, May11, 2010. An oil spill has been contaminating water in the Gulf of Mexico for three weeks and threatens sensitive marshes and marine life from Louisiana to Texas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  • Protester Tighe Barry, right, holds up a sign during a break in testimony by  Lamar McKay, left, President and Chairman of BP American before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, on Capitol Hill  in Washington Tuesday, May 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  • Lamar McKay, President and Chairman of BP American, left, in his seat during a break before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday, May 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  • Protester Tighe Barry holds up a sign during a break in testimony by  Lamar McKay, President and Chairman of BP American before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, on Capitol Hill  in Washington Tuesday, May 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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