WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Committee Chairman U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) (L) speaks with retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen before a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on ... more 
WASHINGTON - MAY 17: Committee Chairman U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) (L) speaks with retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen before a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Capitol Hill May 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. The committee called Secretary of the Interior Kenneth L. Salazar, BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill national incident commander Allen and others to testify about pending legislation that would allow oil and gas exploration and potential development on federal land and waters near in Alaska and Gulf of Mexico. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images) less 
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Tue, May 17, 2011 2:16 PM EDT