Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal expressed his impatience for the recovery efforts. Jindal hopes that a chain of sand berms, large barriers of sand, will keep the oil 50 miles from the coast, but said the federal government has been slow to approve the plan.
"We've been waiting for a decision for our dredging, sand berm plan from the US Army Corp of Engineers for nearly two weeks," Jindal said.
"The idea is on our own, we're going to move forward, even in the absence of approval for dredge, we're going to move forward," Jindal said.
The hardest moment has been "watching it all come in" and knowing that they haven't stopped the oil yet, one Gulf Coast shrimper told Diane Sawyer.
"How can you start a clean-up effort when you haven't stopped the problem yet?" the shrimper asked.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.