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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 10:26 PM
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Gulf oil spill gushes on; Jindal wants to build up barrier islands to stop slick
Gulf oil spill gushes on; Jindal wants to build up barrier islands to stop slick

By Steven Mufson and Marc Kaufman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, May 9, 2010


BP's effort to contain the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico ran into technical obstacles over the weekend that increased the likelihood of a prolonged battle to stop the leak. Faced with the prospect of a widening slick, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) proposed a more radical response: dredging the Mississippi River to create a string of barrier islands to protect the coastline.

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Faced with the slow but steady advance of the oil slick, Jindal proposed dredging soil from the Mississippi River to create a ring of islands to protect the state's shorelines. He said the plan would create some new barrier islands and connect existing ones, including some that are federal wildlife preserves. He said that 12 dredges had been identified to begin the work and that he had sent the plan to federal officials for "quick approval."

Speaking at the Cypress Cove Marina in Venice, La., Jindal added that he expected BP to pay for the project, which he estimated would cost "hundreds of millions of dollars."

Earlier, Jindal flew over the Chandeleur Islands, about 10 miles off the coast, and said "stranded oil" was ringing some of them. "It was almost like a ring around a bathtub," he said. He said that changing weather conditions will bring the oil onto islands repeatedly and that "we now expect oil to impact repeatedly."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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LakeSamish706 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 10:39 PM
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1. Lets face it The World is fuc*ed and we are on our way out.. CU
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 11:22 PM
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3. +1
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 10:54 PM
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2. Hey Bobby
You want to close the barn door after the horse is out. Who was against big government a year ago? Start thinking with your dip stick, Bobby. WACK!
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 12:00 AM
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4. I thought this was satire from The Onion
but he is serious. Good lord.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 07:59 AM
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5. Did you see the thread about the Russians suggesting we use a nuke to stop the gusher?
Russians used a nuke back in the 1960s to shutoff a natural gas gusher, and it was successful.

This is crazy!
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 10:09 AM
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6. Umm, Piyish, BP's exposure is capped at $75 Million
I tiny fraction of what this will cost. What you really want is a big government bailout.

Go back to running for president and leave the real work to people who actually want to help
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skepticscott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 10:18 AM
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7. Why is Piyush so worried?
Rush Limbaugh said this would all break up naturally, with no harm done. And he never lies, right Bobby?
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