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June 16th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Battling oil with 'Cajun ingenuity'

(CNN) – President Obama says the Gulf Coast is "under assault" from the oil spill, and on that point, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal would agree. But Jindal and other local officials say the cleanup effort isn't near what it needs to be, and they're putting their own ideas to work. Our Ed Lavandera has the report.


Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
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  1. Mike

    One other thing to consider....The oil on the coast right now is just the very outermost edge, the "smoke" from the fire. When the oil begins to come ashore (the fire) everyone will wish we had not worried about "hurting" the coastline with sand. If you realized the amount of oil and grease poised to wash ashore, you might change your mind.

    June 25, 2010 at 9:54 pm |
  2. Mike

    I designed and built the Triton vacuums that are being used on these barges. We are collecting over 100 gallons /minute (of oil) with the small machines, and up to 2000 gallons/minute (of oil) with the larger systems.

    The entire skimming effort in the Gulf bay area is around 450 gallons/day (of oil)... according to BP. We have been shut down for no reason, repeatedly, since this began. We were never "inspected" by the Coast Guard.

    Bobby Jindal cannot be repaid for his efforts, and "environmentalists" that support this President's actions have other agendas. There is no word I know of to describe this. It deserves it's own.

    June 25, 2010 at 9:43 pm |
  3. Jack

    I have a problem with CNN's coverage of the gulf oil spill. When constant coverage is focused on a disaster it's fine, but CNN seems to want to create hysteria among the residents in LA. The oil spill is an environmental disaster-when CNN constantly covers people who really have no knowledge about what is needed in the area. For instance, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's ideas, if you would check the facts with experts in the field, such as environmentalist, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service, and other scientists-you would find that a lot of his suggestions will actually end up hurting the coastline and the wildlife in Louisiana. Have you ever asked yourself-"Am I helping to calm the fears of the people living on the coastline, or am I hurting them? "

    June 17, 2010 at 7:24 am |
  4. Elizabeth Philipps

    Re: the BP disaster which has such painful economic effects on the region, and also nationally. I have two questions.

    Who insures BP's business activities?

    How many other drilling operations does BP have in US waters, and where are they?

    I owuld like to see these queries addressed duirng the morning show. Thank you.

    June 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm |