Obama the Anti-Environmental President? Must protect them Unions you know.

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S. Lindsey
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Joined: 12/31/2008

Bobby Jindal the Governor of Louisiana wants to protect his state. He can't.. Why? The Government that's why.

The Government is very good at one thing, that is besides taxing.. Bureaucracy. Bobby Jindal asked for permission to build berms.. The Government said we will let you know.

He asked for Booms.. The Government is sitting on those booms in Maine. He asked for skimmer ships he was told well told nothing. He setup barges to suck oil out of the water so maybe he can get some before it reached the marshes. The Coast Guard shut him down.. Got to go to class you know. He decided to go ahead with the berms and now the Fish and Wildlife dept stopped the berms in a typical show of Government incompetence.

""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."
The federal government has suddenly decided that the sand berm needs to be built two miles farther from the coast."

And then there is the "Jones Act".

Why hasn't Obama suspended the "Jones Act"?

"Jones Act
Merchant Seaman Protection and Relief 46 USCS Appx § 688 (2002) Title 46. Appendix. Shipping Chapter 18."

Basically the "Jones Act" protects the Seaman Unions from foreign competition. Bush suspended the "Jones Act" immediately after Katrina so they could accept help from other Nations.

The Netherlands is STILL sitting of those ships they offered to send and to date they are not allowed to send them because of the "Jones Act." Obama owes the Unions big time and the only reason why he has not done it is because of protecting those same Unions that helped land him his job.

So more oil on shore and more wildlife killed is a small price to pay for a little Union support.