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Old 07-16-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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Professor Robert Young believes the berms in Louisiana could do more harm than
good, did Jindal screw up? Was he politically grandstanding?

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Old 07-16-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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Yeah, like the oil would be better.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Yeah, like the oil would be better.
That's the point. It might very well be.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Yeah, like the oil would be better.
Oil can be cleaned up. Building huge artificial islands that change tidal flow patterns that are the center of the bayou ecosystem, last a lot longer.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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I won't say that I told you so, but I told you so.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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No he didnt.

next question
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Oil can be cleaned up. Building huge artificial islands that change tidal flow patterns that are the center of the bayou ecosystem, last a lot longer.
If the ecosystem is covered in oil and everything dies..does it really matter.

The booms didn't work, the berms didn't work.
The oil is in Lake Ponchartrain and in the marshes.

It was a risk, a chance. There was the possibility it could have worked so why not try ?

You see people, townspeople, loading sandbags at the rivers edge when flooding threatens..they do it because "there's a chance" it might work.

If you lived down there and saw the damage and heard about the berms I'm sure you'd be for it..I know I would. This is their home, their livelihood, they wanted to make sure they tried everything possible to save their homes.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) was demagoguing a sand barrier ’solution’ that probably won’t
help, will take many months, use up valuable resources, vanish in the first storm — and many
scientists think will make things worse. As one Coastal geologist explained: “I have yet to speak
to a scientist who thinks the project will be effective.”
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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These things weren't put up for oil, they were built for Hurricane protection. Jindahl was trying to get this done long before the oil spill. This was just their excuse to get them built.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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That's the point. It might very well be.
LOL, yeah sure.
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