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Obama thwarts gulf cleanup again!


Is Obama deliberately trying to make the environmental damage in the gulf worse?

Obama had to be forced, kicking and screaming, to accept foreign assistance in the cleanup of the gulf. Obama had refused foreign help for over four weeks. The Obama administration has used federal agents to block cleanup crews from accessing the Louisiana marsh lands.

Now the Obama administration has ordered a homegrown effort by the state of Louisiana to cease cleaning up the gulf!

From ABC World News…

Eight days ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state’s oil-soaked waters. Today, against the governor’s wishes, those barges sat idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore.

“It’s the most frustrating thing,” the Republican governor said today in Buras, La. “Literally, yesterday morning we found out that they were halting all of these barges.”

Watch “World News” for David Muir’s report from Louisiana tonight.

Sixteen barges sat stationary today, although they were sucking up thousands of gallons of BP’s oil as recently as Tuesday. Workers in hazmat suits and gas masks pumped the oil out of the Louisiana waters and into steel tanks. It was a homegrown idea that seemed to be effective at collecting the thick gunk.

“These barges work. You’ve seen them work. You’ve seen them suck oil out of the water,” said Jindal.