U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar speaks at a news conference in Treasure Island, Calif., Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. The companies responsible for the 2007 oil spill in San Francisco Bay have ... more 
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar speaks at 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 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 5:39 PM EDT