Federal Gov’t Halts Sand Berm Dredging

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.

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.

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.

Author: AKA John Galt

A small business owner, a tea party organizer, a son, father and husband who is not willing to sell out the future lives of his children.

One thought on “Federal Gov’t Halts Sand Berm Dredging”

  1. This only makes sense if seen as a Chicago style political move. One day after a federal judge busts the Ali Bama administration for lying to justify the stoppage of deep water drilling, the government stops the work on protective berms. Coincidence? Not only no, but hell no. It is punishment for the audacity to challenge Ali Bama. They are willing to sacrifce another state to further their agenda. They are willing to sacrifice the Americans in Arizona for immigration reform and now the citizens of Louisiana for cap & tax.

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