A barge deploys an oil boom out in the Gulf of Mexico as crews setup to protect Perdido Pass and the beaches in Orange Beach, Ala., on Thursday, June 10, 2010. Perdido Pass was closed off by the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday night to allow for booms to be deployed to protect the inlet and the waterways.

A barge deploys an oil boom out in the Gulf of Mexico as crews setup to protect Perdido Pass and the beaches in Orange Beach, Ala., on Thursday, June 10, 2010. Perdido Pass was closed off by the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday night to allow for booms to be deployed to protect the inlet and the waterways.