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BP Oil Spill: 1 year later

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Wisner Properties Field Inspector, Forrest Travirca, walks in an area of dead marsh grass that was impacted by oil from the BP oil spill.
Wisner Properties Field Inspector, Forrest Travirca, walks in an area of dead marsh grass that was impacted by oil from the BP oil spill.
These fishermen work on a friend's oyster boat as it sits in a dry dock due to the ruined oyster beds, on the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Even as somber remembrances marked the first anniversary of the worst offshore oil spill in American history, there were reminders that lengthy legal battles lay ahead. BP filed a lawsuit alleging negligence by the maker of the device that failed to stop the spill, while the manufacturer of the blowout preventer and rig owner filed their own claims.
People gather in prayer at dawn during a prayer vigil in Orange Beach, AL for those who suffered following the Deepwater Horizon incident.
FILE - In this Saturday, June 26, 2010 file picture, an oil-drenched bird struggles to climb onto a boom from the waters of Barataria Bay, LA, which are filled with oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. An April 20, 2010 explosion at the offshore platform killed 11 men, and the subsequent leak released an estimated 172 million gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico.