Gallery: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Wants to Use Fake Islands to Ward ...

 

As news surfaced that the giant cap meant to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill failed, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced his own plan to save the coastline from mass amounts of incoming oil. Jindal is proposing “strengthening” a line of delicate barrier islands 10 miles off the coast of Louisiana by dumping dredged materials in the gaps of water that stretch between the small pieces of land. He hopes his plan would stop oil from reaching the marshlands on the coast of Louisiana. We think it sounds like a destructive answer to a really destructive problem.

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  1. mjohn May 12, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    We filter oil from water for all the major Oil field companies! Who do we contact in the state for cleaning up the oil contaiminated water? I am president of CETCO. We are an international company located In Louisiana and Texas! We have 4 bases in Louisiana! We filter Oily water at high rates 40,000 barrels per day per skid!

  2. sickspeed May 11, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Yes, definitely a short sighted, knee jerk reaction. Perhaps its just desperation but tidal flows certainly play a huge role in the health of the marshlands and attempting to plug that system is bound to have bad consequences.

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