EAST GRAND TERRE ISLAND, LA - JUNE 04: (FILE PHOTO) A brown pelican coated in heavy oil wallows in the surf June 4, 2010 on East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana. . It was reported that National ... more 
EAST GRAND TERRE ISLAND, LA - JUNE 04: (FILE PHOTO) A brown pelican coated in heavy oil wallows in the surf June 4, 2010 on East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana. . It was reported that National Incident Commander of the Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen announced that the leaking BP oil well is effectively plugged and poses no further threat to the Gulf. The announcement comes five months after an explosion sank a drilling rig and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) less 
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