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La. won't wait for federal OK to erect sand berms

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posted on May, 24 2010 @ 02:33 AM
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La. won't wait for federal OK to erect sand berms


portal.tds.net

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says the state is not waiting for federal approval to begin building sand barriers to protect the coastline from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Jindal's defiant comments Sunday came as oil pushed at least 12 miles into the heart of Louisiana's marshes. Two major pelican rookeries are now awash in crude.

Jindal made his remarks on a boat at the edge of one of the pelican nesting grounds. He and officials from several coastal parishes say the berms would close the
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posted on May, 24 2010 @ 02:33 AM
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There is a massive environmental disaster at their doorstep and they have proposed a sand berm to stop the incoming oil.

"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is studying the environmental impacts from the emergency barrier proposal. The Corps didn't immediately respond to e-mails and telephone messages."

WHAT???!?!?!?!!



portal.tds.net
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 5/24/2010 by LuFri]



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 03:00 AM
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There are likely federal statutes that prevent this sort of thing. This is likely the source of the frustration for all involved.

America has 1,000,001 laws and regulations, but they only enforce or break the ones that cost or make them money.


[edit on 24-5-2010 by Freedom or Death]



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 04:04 AM
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Originally posted by LuFri

There is a massive environmental disaster at their doorstep and they have proposed a sand berm to stop the incoming oil.

"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is studying the environmental impacts from the emergency barrier proposal. The Corps didn't immediately respond to e-mails and telephone messages."

WHAT???!?!?!?!!

[edit on 5/24/2010 by LuFri]


They were maybe wondering what to do when this stuff gets airborne?



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 04:16 AM
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I think the need for action outweighs the need to sit on this and study the idea. Building these sand berms will help save the area but doing nothing will surely destroy it.

I don't like Jindal one bit but I hope he does this and does not go back on his word.



posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 04:35 PM
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Maybe this is why the Feds weren't too keen on the idea.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Jindal's 'artificial islands' are crumbling into Gulf of Mexico

Just a guess but maybe the scientists were right in saying they would not work. For yet another so-called fiscal conservative (whatever that's supposed to mean) it sounds like a bizarre way to waste hundreds of millions of dollars. The construction equipment is being submerged as this expensive, shoot-from-the-hip program sinks. Even if the islands weren't crumbling into the sea they still would severely disrupt fish who need access to the marshes. Do Republicans ever step back and think about consequences before they rush into massive plans? Click through to see the other photos of Jindal's expensive mistake.


And here's another article.

Palin and Jindal would make an excellent team in 2012...



posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 06:50 PM
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The people of Louisiana have the right to override any Federal decision in this case. The marshlands are a delicate ecosystem that has eveolved over thousands of years. The damage that this oil leak doing to the ecosystem in Louisiana will not, sad to say, recover in our lifetime or for many generations to come.

This kind of Federal stalling is what Arizona, as well as many other states, is frustrated over.

We need leaders who are capable of making decisions instead of losers who rely on the next person to dictate what is the right thing to do, which in this case, the only right decision has come from the state level.



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