Gulf Coast

January 3, 2011 - 7:28 PM
In this Dec. 16, 2010 photo, a worker stands near a front loader as they prepare to move piles of sand impacted by the BP PLC oil spill on a beach in Grand Isle, La. Crews have been scouring the Gulf Coast's sandy shores for oil-digging, scraping, tilling and sifting beach after beach in their hunt. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)