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It's been three months exactly since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, and ignited an economic and environmental disaster of seemingly endless consequence. At noon today, a protest at a park across the street from the United States Senate will mark the occasion. Ted Glick of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, points out it's also the 41st anniversary of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon...

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

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