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It's great to read stomehnig that's both enjoyable and provides pragmatisdc solutions.
Berms do not clean up oil, they are blockage media only and would need clean up around them.
The professor you had on after that said it all, ccanging the silting process of rivers and estuaries, affecting the balance of salt water /resh water in the fish and shrimp nuseries, changes to tidal flows and the effect on marshes and wetlands. Makingthem solid rock would be a big mistake .
Now the Well is capped get on with clean up forget the berms get rid of the remaining oil. Jindal and Nungesser just see a way of transferring the cost of these Berms to BP etc instead of paying out of state coffers!?!?
if the burms are detrimental to the coastline for the longterm, could they be removed once the cleanup is complete.
I watched this show and couldn't believe the destruction of the natural flow of water because of these berms. It can't be good for the fish and birds that are being "redirected" by a wall of sand. This is an attempt to "show" America that the people are taking this on themselves. It is a media circus and any reasonable person can see it.
I would like to know who has the contract for the job of building these berms and how Billy Nungesser and Bobby Jindal are tied to these contracts. This disaster of shifting the surf will clearly be detrimental to the natural resources of the area. I guess when they finally realize the damage Pres. Obama will be at fault and they will want him to correct it.
Be fair to all in your reporting. I understand the frustration but we can't have it both ways. Drop the moratorium and keep deep water drilling to preserve jobs but then we want to stop the oil spill and find out why this happened. BP has the money set up to help with the expenses that are being lost to those workers and cleanup will need to be a national effort. We need answers as why this happened and what can prevent it in the future.
I feel it would be a great tragedy if Pres. Obama allowed for the drilling to go on and another accident happened with more death and destruction. We need to work together as a nation and look for alternative ways of energy. I am not saying to stop drilling but look for other ways to satisfy the nation's enrgy needs.
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