U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, foreground right, hugs Assistant Attorney General Ignacia S. Moreno after a news conference in Treasure Island, Calif., Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. The ... more 
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, foreground right, hugs Assistant Attorney General Ignacia S. Moreno after a news conference in Treasure Island, Calif., Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. The companies responsible for the 2007 oil spill in San Francisco Bay have agreed to pay the government $44.4 million for the cleanup costs. Salazar, California Attorney General Kamala Harris and other officials announced the proposed deal Monday. It would settle several lawsuits filed against Hong Kong-based Fleet Management Ltd. and Regal Stone Ltd. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jeff Chiu
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 5:37 PM EDT