Fred Bartlit Jr., chief investigator of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, at the public hearing in Washington, D.C., on Monday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Oil Spill Panel Tells A Complicated Tale

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Boats battle a fire at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April. Eleven people were killed in the blast. U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images hide caption

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Oil Spill Investigation A 'High Priority' For Justice

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Did Cement Or Concrete Fail In Oil Well?

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Panel: Tests Warned Of Cement Flaws Before Blowout

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Waves breaking on the shore in Orange Beach, Ala., leave behind an oily residue. Mayor Tony Kennon expects BP to restore the town's beaches to sugar white condition. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Reminders Of BP's Oil Spill Linger Along Gulf Coast

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Oil Spill Legacy: 'Obama's Katrina'? Probably Not

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Report: Many Birds Still Face Threats From Gulf Oil

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Panel Blasts Government On Gulf Oil Spill Response

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Panel: White House Blocked Worst-Case Oil Figures

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Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen testifies Monday before the commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Though Allen was the government's leader of the spill response, he acknowledged it was not always clear to the public who was in charge. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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At Oil Spill Hearing, Calls For New Response Plan

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Bayou Bienvenue in New Orleans is an example of south Louisiana’s wetland loss. Fifty years ago, this was a productive freshwater marsh with cypress and tupelo trees. Today, stumps are all that remain, as saltwater has encroached inland. Debbie Elliot/NPR hide caption

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La. Looks To New Plan To Restore Fragile Coast

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John Wright: The Man Who Killed The BP Gulf Spill

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