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Birds fly over containment booms placed to try to stop oil from reaching the shoreline along the South Pass, south of Venice, La. Oil from a massive rig explosion threatens the region's wildlife. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Cleaning Up Oil Spill Will Take Years

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Oil Threatens Fragile Coastline

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Containment booms designed to be a protective barrier circle Dauphin Island at the mouth of Mobile Bay in Alabama. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Waiting For The Oil Spill's First Casualties

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Volunteers Get Ready To Yank Garlic Mustard Weeds

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La. Parish President Braces For Disaster From Oil Spill

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Oil Spill Complicates Energy Bill

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This satellite image taken Thursday shows the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico as it nears the shoreline, threatening wildlife along Louisiana's fragile islands and barrier marshes. NASA/AP hide caption

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Meeting The Nation's Bioenergy Goals

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Offshore Wind Farm Gets Government Go-Ahead

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Environmentalist: Spill Will Disrupt Wildlife

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Louisiana's Gulf Coast Braces For Oil's Arrival

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Oil Spill Could Turn Americans Off Offshore Drilling

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Environmentalists Monitoring Oil Spill Impact

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