The efforts of Gov. Bobby Jindal to get the BP oil spill cleaned up have helped his popularity among Louisiana voters. Here, Jindal speaks on a command post boat in Barataria Bay, off Grand Isle, La. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A shrimp-trawler gets a high-powered spray wash after spending a day skimming oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard has set up dozens of offshore decontamination stations like this one south of Mobile Bay. Debbie Elliot/NPR hide caption

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BP workers shovel oil and sand along a 700-yard long strip of oil that washed up on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., on Friday. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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The Gulf's blue waters are streaked with reddish tendrils of oil. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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A boat with an oil boom tries to contain the spill, approximately 7 miles from where the oil rig sank last week. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Archbishop of Mobile Thomas Rodi blesses the fleet in Bayou La Batre Sunday. He asked God to bless those who are working to contain and to stop the oil leak. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Containment booms designed to be a protective barrier circle Dauphin Island at the mouth of Mobile Bay in Alabama. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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