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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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!
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