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Gingersnap
06-23-2010, 10:57 AM
Federal Gov't Halts Sand Berm Dredging
Nungesser Pleads With President To Allow Work To Continue

POSTED: 5:37 pm CDT June 22, 2010
UPDATED: 9:21 am CDT June 23, 2010

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.

Nungesser has asked for the dredging to continue for the next seven days, the amount of time it would take to move the dredging operations two miles and out resume work.

Work is scheduled to halt at midnight Wednesday.

The California dredge located off the Chandelier Islands has pumped more than 50,000 cubic yards of material daily to create a sand berm, according to Plaquemines Parish officials.

Nungesser's letter includes an emotional plea to the president.

"Please don't let them shut this dredge down," he wrote. "This requires your immediate attention!"

WDSU (http://www.wdsu.com/news/23997498/detail.html)

Right-Wing Conspirator
06-23-2010, 11:23 AM
I really think it's torch and pitchfork time.

Apocalypse
06-23-2010, 12:06 PM
This may seem like pointing out the obvious.

But with Hurricane season less then 2 months out for that area.

Oil still spilling till Dec by some est. At the soonest.

Beaches and marshland being overtaken.

And less then 5 months till election time. Doesn 't dimwit in the WH realize that the people will not believe when stupid stands up and blames Bush for this and hold dims accountable?

PoliCon
06-23-2010, 12:19 PM
Never let a good crisis go to waste. Building sand bars is wasting this crisis for the administration. How else are they going to get their energy agenda through? I'm sorry but this 'disaster' has been way too convenient for my tastes. It stinks of STATE OF FEAR if you ask me.

Apocalypse
06-23-2010, 12:39 PM
Never let a good crisis go to waste. Building sand bars is wasting this crisis for the administration. How else are they going to get their energy agenda through? I'm sorry but this 'disaster' has been way too convenient for my tastes. It stinks of STATE OF FEAR if you ask me.

I don't think even Zero would have done this. In addition, too many people involved that would have talked, especially after the loss in life.

Yes I agree on the Rahm way of politics, but this is too likely to backfire and cost them more then they gain. They still need 60 Senate votes, and they don't have them. So them continuing to keep this disaster getting worse is doing nothing more then adding fuel to the fire against them come Nov.

lacarnut
06-23-2010, 02:40 PM
Where is that worthless Democratic whore Sen. Mary Landrieu of LA. in this disaster? Hiding under her desk in DC probably.