They just approved it on June 2nd.
WDSU New Orleans NEW ORLEANS -- The federal government is shutting down the dredging that was being done to create protective sand berms in the Gulf of Mexico."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.
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.
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.
Nungesser has asked for the dredging to continue for the next seven days, the amount of time it would take to move the dredging operations two miles and out resume work.
Work is scheduled to halt at midnight Wednesday.
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Obama and his henchmen have fought the Louisiana government and Bobby Jindahl since the very beginning of this 'intentional' spill which I believe was allowed to happen to push the agenda as we've discovered along the way that BP is one Obama's 'Cap and Trade' partners
BP Obama has just been putting a 'show' for the world as they allowed the blowout to happen
it's become more obvious now than it's ever been during the entire 65 day, contrived crisis.
Why else has not a single recommendation sent to BP from the public at large, 80,000 submissions, not been viable nor used to 'plug the damn hole' and I don't mean Obama's pie hole or Lady Gaga's public holes either.
Because the 'powers that be' aren't interested in stopping it quickly or they would have done it. Nor do they seem to interested in mitigating the damages as we now know they don't care, they want to exploit this as an excuse to run over the voters and LA indigenous population to usher in trillions of dollars of profits in the so called 'greening of America'.
They hold many of the patents and since the 'global warming train' crashed they needed another way and quick.
This is it.