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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-10-10 08:54 AM
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Louisiana begs for more booms as oil slick laps coastal islands
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Louisiana begs for more booms as oil slick laps coastal islands
AFP
Published: Saturday May 8, 2010

Louisiana begged for more protective booms and urged the federal government not to repeat the mistakes of Hurricane Katrina Friday as a massive oil slick lapped coastal islands.

More than two weeks after a BP-leased rig sank spectacularly 50 miles offshore and started hemorrhaging an estimated 200,000 gallons of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico on April 22, vast swaths of the US coast remain unprotected.

High winds and rough seas bear some of the blame, but Governor Bobby Jindal said the problem now is a lack of the resources needed to avert disaster.

"We need more booms to keep this oil out of our fragile wetlands," Jindal said at a press conference in the remote port of Hopedale.

"It's so important to have those first lines of defense in place," he said.



unhappycamper comment: ". . . not to repeat the mistakes of Hurricane Katrina"? Which mistakes might that be? Blackwater? Dead black people floating around? Ohhh, and



"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" --> http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/multimedia/bush...

Come on guys, you can do better than that.
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