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Bobby Jindal hs waited 3 weeks for the White House to approve building sand barriers to protect the coastline from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Still No response. Should Jindal say screw the White House and take matter into his own hands?

Jindal Furious: Obama Still Hasn’t Approved Sand Barriers for Oil Spill
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said the state will not waiting for federal approval to begin building sand barriers to protect the coastline from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Oil has pushed at least 12 miles into Louisiana's marshes, with two major pelican rookeries awash in crude.
Gov. Jindal was critical of the amount of boom his state received to ward off the oil seeping toward the coastline. But his major gripe comes at the expense of the Army Corps of Engineers, who have yet to give the go-ahead for the building of sand booms to protect the Louisiana wetlands. He used photographic evidence of oil breaking through hard booms, soft booms and another layer of protection, before being finally being corralled by a sand boom built by the National Guard.

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:10 AM on May. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:13 AM on May. 25, 2010

  • If he stops waiting and does it himself Louisiana will most likely be protested and threatened with boycotts just like Arizona did for taking their safety into their own hands.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:39 AM on May. 25, 2010

  • @Anon :39, how the hell do the two even compare? Protecting coastline and wetlands that could quite possibly be irreparably damaged by this oil slick has exactly what to do with AZ's immigration law?

    And Yes, I think he should take matters into his own hands. Everyone on the upper end of the decision making process is dicking around when they should be exploiting every possible avenue to get this spill cleaned up.
    LokisMama

    Answer by LokisMama at 8:48 AM on May. 25, 2010

  • So we should protect the Earth from oil and just continue to let criminals flood into our country and kill, steal, rape... yeah ok how understandable!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:00 AM on May. 25, 2010

  • Obama is just trying to figure out which union will get the job.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:03 AM on May. 25, 2010

  • Army Corps of Engineers drops the ball in Louisiana again! They were at fault for those levies that busted along Pontchartrain during Katrina. If they had fixed them when they were asked and then told to Katrina wouldn't have been such a major disaster (not saying it wouldn't have been a disaster but on a slightly smaller scale). They seem to do whatever they can to get around what they need to do so the fact that they're once again dragging their feet ain't no big surprise!

    BlueCollarMama

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 9:05 AM on May. 25, 2010

  • Protecting coastline and wetlands that could quite possibly be irreparably damaged by this oil slick has exactly what to do with AZ's immigration law?
    *******

    It has to do with how our federal government responds to it obligations to protect the states. The federal government comes to the aid of Unions faster than it meets the obligations it has to protect states.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:05 AM on May. 25, 2010

  • Protecting coastline and wetlands that could quite possibly be irreparably damaged by this oil slick has exactly what to do with AZ's immigration law?

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    How quickly is our government moving to protect those lands from such a horrid fate? At the same rate of speed they moved for the many months AZ begged them, yes begged them, for help.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on May. 25, 2010

  • He needs to take matters into his own hands. Obama is too busy campaigning to keep Democrats in office to be worried about little things like massive disasters.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 11:01 AM on May. 25, 2010

  • I'm still trying to figure out how a brown 1st generation american got elected governor in a historically racist state.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:14 AM on May. 26, 2010

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