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Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this file handout photograph taken on April 21, 2010. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout/Files

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this file handout photograph taken on April 21, 2010. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout/Files

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this file handout photograph taken on April 21, 2010. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout/Files
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Crews conduct overflights of controlled burns taking place in the Gulf of Mexico, in this file handout photograph taken on May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Chief Petty Officer John Kepsimelis/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout/Files

Crews conduct overflights of controlled burns taking place in the Gulf of Mexico, in this file handout photograph taken on May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Chief Petty Officer John Kepsimelis/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout/Files

Crews conduct overflights of controlled burns taking place in the Gulf of Mexico, in this file handout photograph taken on May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Chief Petty Officer John Kepsimelis/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout/Files
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An oil-covered brown pelican sits in a pool of oil along Queen Bess Island Pelican Rookery, about 4.8 km (3 miles) northeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana, in this file photo taken June 5, 2010. REUTERS/Sean Gardner/Files

An oil-covered brown pelican sits in a pool of oil along Queen Bess Island Pelican Rookery, about 4.8 km (3 miles) northeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana, in this file photo taken June 5, 2010. REUTERS/Sean Gardner/Files

An oil-covered brown pelican sits in a pool of oil along Queen Bess Island Pelican Rookery, about 4.8 km (3 miles) northeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana, in this file photo taken June 5, 2010. REUTERS/Sean Gardner/Files
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