Jun 1, 2010 9:08 PM by Chris Welty

No Final Approval for Sand Berms, Jindal Upset

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is complaining that
Louisiana still lacks final federal approval for a project to build
40 miles of sand berms to protect coastal wetlands from an offshore
oil spill.
However, Jindal said Tuesday that federal incident commander
Thad Allen has promised to decide by Wednesday night whether to
recommend approval of the project to the White House.
Jindal also said BP hasn't yet gotten started on the one sand
berm project that the federal government already has approved. He
called on federal authorities to pressure BP to either begin the
smaller sand berm project or pay the state to start it. BP
officials were not immediately available for comment.


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