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  Shrimper: 'We made good money with BP'

Marina owner: 'BP kept us going'

  Butch Gaspard of Grand Isle, Louisiana, says his business benefited from BP's support following the oil spill, but would like to see life get back to normal.

Oil in the water, mud in your eye

  Rachel Maddow talks with bartenders at Doc of the Bay in Grand Isle, Louisiana about how the BP oil disaster has affected their business and how they've maintained their sense of humor through the invention of the tarball jello shot.

Red tape keeps La. marsh cleanup on hold

At a lab on Grand Isle, La., biologists hoping to help save oil-soiled marshlands are eager to deploy oil-eating bacteria. But weeks after the oil started washing up here, and still they await final clearance to begin work. Msnbc.com's Kari Huus reports. Full story

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  Councilman calls oil situation ‘frustrating’

City Councilman Jay LaFont of Grand Isle, Louisiana talks about the effect of the oil spill on his community.

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Betty Doud
Betty Doud

Betty Doud lights candles in front of crosses representing the 11 victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion before a vigil to mark the first anniversary of the BP PLC oil spill on a beach in Grand Isle, La., Wednesday, April 20, 2011.

One Year Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill Approaches
One Year Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill Approaches

NEAR GRAND ISLE, LA - APRIL 13: The sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico and Barataria Bay April 13, 2011 near Grand Isle, Louisiana. Grand Isle and Barataria Bay were two of the hardest hit areas in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion which killed eleven crew members. 206 million gal

A contract worker lifts up a piece of oil slick boom (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A contract worker lifts up a piece of oil slick boom (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

GRAND ISLE, LA - JUNE 15: A contract worker lifts up a piece of oil slick boom while working to clean oil from a beach June 15, 2010 in Grand Isle, Louisiana. The BP spill has been called the largest environmental disaster in American history. U.S. government scientists have estimated that the flow