In the Gulf, new information is confirming fears that fish and wildlife -- and millions of people on the Coast -- are being seriously impacted by the 4.9 million barrels of BP oil spewed from the ocean deep last year.
The people of the gulf struggle on, hoping their lives will quickly return to the way it was before the oil invaded their shores. Like a mother dolphin pushing her dead calf, people of the bayou are desperate to find a solution to their terrible dilemma.
Cherri Foytlin is a mom on a mission. As the anniversary of the BP oil disaster approaches, Cherri says the message still is not getting to the country's political leaders. So the Louisiana mother decided to take the message to them in person.
All the right rich people want the Gulf squared in their rearview mirrors. The oil companies want to drill, and many politicians want the oil companies to stay happy so they can secure their donations come election time.
A group of oil companies including BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, Citgo, and Chevron are using a front group called America's WETLAND Foundation to spread the message that taxpayers should pay for the damage caused by BP.
Dr. Doug Inkley, senior scientist with the National Wildlife Federation, just returned from another trip to the Gulf Coast. The BP oil disaster is hurting the people who rely on healthy oyster populations.