By many measures, fishing off the Louisiana coast is worse this year – but that's part of a long-term trend. The Gulf oil spill might be a factor, but perhaps not the primary one.
Residents in Louisiana's Cajun country are preparing for what's expected to be the worst flooding in more than 80 years as the Mississippi surges toward seven rural parishes along the Atchafalaya River Basin.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar met with the offshore drilling industry Monday in Houma, La. The event highlighted building tensions in the wake of the Gulf oil spill.
BP claims czar Kenneth Feinberg said he might waive the current requirement that wages earned from helping out in the cleanup be subtracted from people's spill claims.
BP CEO Tony Hayward is not resigning, according to a company spokeswoman, who denied a Russian news agency report on Monday.