Feds Block Dredging to Build Protective Sand Berms in Louisiana

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. (After all, oiling huge sections of the coastline is environmentally sound, right?-ed)

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.

Read the rest here.

I would suggest that all Federal employees hang their heads in shame for being this obstructive, but I suspect that it is the Obama political appointees that are heads of these departments that are deliberately ruining as much of the state’s livelihoods as possible in order to ram through Cap and Trade. As I’ve said before, nobody can be this freakin’ incompetent. It has to be deliberate.

Tropical storms and hurricanes WILL hit the gulf coast this summer. The state and local governments need to move now to protect themselves. The Federal government will not help any more than it has moved to help the police departments in Arizona being targeted by Mexican snipers.


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