Federal Gov’t Halts Sand Berm Dredging – New Orleans News Story – WDSU New Orleans
Posted June 23, 2010on:
I haven’t blog on the oil spill tho I am of course watching the news very closely. I figure the news is covering it well enough that my two cents worth isn’t needed, but this action by the Obama Administration is so damned hateful and deliberately insuring the most damage be done to the environment that I am livid. The Obama Administration has done absolutely everything it could to destroy what is left of the economy of the southeastern coastal states first with their long overdue action of any kind with the oil spill and then with it’s obstructionist policies towards any actions requested by the local governments. I truly hope the state defies the federal government and continues dredging a sand bar barrier against the oil. The excuse for not dredging the government is giving is that it will harm the fish and wildlife; STUPID! VILE! EVIL! BB
NEW ORLEANS —
The federal government is shutting down the dredging that was being done to create protective sand berms in the Gulf of Mexico.The berms are meant to protect the Louisiana coastline from oil. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department has concerns about where the dredging is being done.Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who was one of the most vocal advocates of the dredging plan, has sent a letter to President Barack Obama, pleading for the work to continue.Nungesser said the government has asked crews to move the dredging site two more miles farther off the coastline.”Once again, our government resource agencies, which are intended to protect us, are now leaving us vulnerable to the destruction of our coastline and marshes by the impending oil,” Nungesser wrote to Obama. “Furthermore, with the threat of hurricanes or tropical storms, we are being put at an increased risk for devastation to our area from the intrusion of oil.