Attorney General Eric Holder announces a civil lawsuit against BP and eight others in an effort to recover billions of dollars from the Gulf oil spill. At right is Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Oysterman Mitch Jurisich steers a small boat around his family's oyster beds off the coast of Empire, La. He hasn't harvested many oysters since oil from the BP spill drifted into the area in June. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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Oyster Businesses Still Plagued By Gulf Oil Spill
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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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