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Gulf oil spill: Louisiana governor urges quick approval to build protective berms

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Tuesday called for BP to pay for his ambitious plan to build sand berms on the state's barrier islands to protect the coast from oil.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved a modified permit for the state to go ahead with a test project, which entails dredging sand from the Gulf of Mexico and erecting 6-foot-high barriers. Jindal's first request was to build 128 miles of the berms, which the Army Corps rejected.

Jindal emerged from a lengthy meeting with federal officials, scientists and local government leaders saying he was more convinced that the remaining permits should be carried through.

"Everything I heard simply strengthens my belief that it makes sense to move forward," he said.

A host of federal agencies have questioned the effectiveness of the berm idea, saying it could take six to nine months to finish the job and the project could have unintended environmental consequences.

Jindal deflected criticism of the effectiveness of the sand booms, saying he'd rather clean oil off of sand than from the marshes, and that the state needs action immediately to protect Louisiana's "way of life."

"We need multiple lines of defense," he said.

U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Thad Allen is expected to reach a decision on whether to approve the rest of the project in 24 hours. "We can't afford to be told to wait for another study," he said.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz, reporting from New Orleans

 
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SAVE THE GULF-HELP SAVE THE GULF- HELP THE PEOPLE IN THE GULF-HELP THE PEOPLE IN THE GULF


DISASTER IN
THE GULF NO HOPE FOR THE PEOPLE ?
WHY WE CANNOT STOP THE OIL ?
WHY THE COAST GUARD NOT MAKING IT CLEAR TO THE PRESIDENT WHAT THEY NEED FOR THE OIL SPILL IN THE GULF....DO WE HAVE ANYONE IN THE GOVERNMENT THAT KNOWS HOW TO WORK A DISASTER SAD PEOPLE ON THE RIG WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. AND THE LOSS OF LIFE WRONG PEOPLE FROM THE FED GOV IN THE GULF RIGHT NOW...... 10 HOUR SHUT DOWN WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE GULF........ WHY
WHY THE PRESIDENT IS NOT IN THE GULF TO MAKE SURE THAT BP AND FED GOVERNMENT DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE FOR THE PEOPLE.......... HOW LONG WILL NEWS MEDIA STAY,,HOPE LONGER THEN THE EARTHQUAKE ? WHY THE NEWS MEDIA NOT COVING THE SICK PEOPLE FROM THE OIL SPILL? .....TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR THE PEOPLE AND WILDLIFE IN THE GULF. DO WE NEED MORE PEOPLE WHY NOT USE PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD THAT WANT TO HELP WITH THE CLEAN UP ?WE THANK THAT WE ARE TO GOOD FOR HELP FROM OTHER COUNTRY'S OIL SPILL DAY 53 OIL SPILL DAY 59, GOVERNORS IN THE GULF IF YOU NEED SO MUCH HELP CALL UP ALL NATIONAL GUARD DON'T WAIT FOR THE FED GOV TO ACT
,THE GOVERNORS NEED TO ACT ,SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG WITH THE GOV IN THE GULF,STAY OFF T.V. HAVE A PLAN OF WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO CLEAN UP THE OIL DON;T WAIT ANY LONGER
REMOVE ALL THE GOVERNORS NOT DOING ANYTHING ONLY TALKING ON CNN , CNBC, FOX NEWS, MSNBC........CALL THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

ronald gochenour


The Louisiana governor should also urge quick approval of Adria Brown's Golden Retriever product. She is ready to deploy her patented oil spill cleanup method using dried corn cobs on a large scale, as mentioned in a press release found at http://recovery.windenberger.com/

Here is a video for a workable solution to this oil disaster. This would be one of the multiple ways it could be cleaned up and it is feasible.

http://www.wimp.com/solutionoil/

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