Sunday, July 11, 2010
Bobby Jindal's gamesLouisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is developing a pattern: come up with a crackpot plan to block the oil washing up in his state.
Then have the experts look at it and say it may be worse than doing nothing.
Then whine because the feds haven't approved it yet.
We saw it in his sand berms project. Now he doing it again, as Chris Kirkham reports for the New Orleans Times-Picayune in Battle over plan to set up rock dikes looks like replay 07/07/2010:
Just days after Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and local leaders wrapped up a recent spat with the federal government over delays in building sand berms off the Chandeleur Islands, another showdown is in full force over a proposal to build rock dams near Grand Isle to stop the oil from reaching deep into Barataria Bay.
I really wonder if Jindal isn't counting on the anti-science, states-rights impulses among the Republican base to make it be politically advantageous to him to approve something that scientific and technical authorities actually reject just because they reject it. The Army Corps of Engineers has rejected it and:
In addition to the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the state's own scientific review panel, the Horizon Oil Spill Science and Engineering Review Team, expressed numerous concerns with the rock jetty plan more than a week ago.How does it serve anyone in Louisiana, other than Jindal's cronies who might get contracts out of it like dredging companies did with his shaky sand berm scheme, to spend time and resources on a project that may very well do more harm than good?
See also John Collins Rudolf, Louisiana and Scientists Spar Over How to Stop Oil New York Times 07/06/2010.
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