Gulf of Mexico oil spill: 20100805-LAPS115_copy

Austin Verdin, 11, left, sits in his family's living room with his sister Sabre, 5, second from right, and his mother Elana in Galliano, La. Austin and Sabre's father was working as a fisherman until local waters were closed because of the oil spill. He fell back on his commercial driver's license and took a job with a trucking firm, which kept him away from home more often.

Austin Verdin, 11, left, sits in his family's living room with his sister Sabre, 5, second from right, and his mother Elana in Galliano, La. Austin and Sabre's father was working as a fisherman until local waters were closed because of the oil spill. He fell back on his commercial driver's license and took a job with a trucking firm, which kept him away from home more often.