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June 23rd, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Boat designed to save oiled animals stuck in red tape

(CNN) – A big idea drawn up on day two of the Gulf oil spill could save hundreds of the the disaster's most innocent victims – if its makers can get around all the red tape. Our Tom Foreman has the story for today's "Building Up America" report. Watch Video


Filed under: Building Up America • Gulf Oil Spill
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  1. manny

    JOB SCARED PEOPLE fear of making wrong call,failure to take responsibility create RED TAPE. we have people in key positions that fill this mold. just look at all the foot dragging on the oil spill. it amazes me that these people keep their jobs,although they do nothing. look at BPs numerous environmental disastrous spills all over the earth,not only in the sea. in some countries they pay nothing,and clean nothing. yet the GULF SPILL fear of big money causes RED TAPE . from the top to the bottom. we are corrupt . the us gov. is fleecing BP . I would laugh but its to serious a problem to laugh at. RED TAPE is the american way.

    June 24, 2010 at 8:58 am |
  2. ronvan

    It really is sad and disgusting that you see some of the things ordinary people have thought up to HELP put an end to this disaster, and gets wound up in red tape. TIME is against us, yet we seem to be dragging our feet, as usual, in trying to stem/stop the damage. I would agree totally that those states involved, the governors, need to forget about the government at this point and take action on their own.

    June 24, 2010 at 8:29 am |
  3. hilroy

    Thanks for the opportunity. They thought he was too soft a president. Well, well, well, he was just messing with you. BP oil MESSED with him $$$$20. BILLION and more to come.

    His eyes are on the prize
    He is so cool and so very wise
    From the streets of Chicago.
    The baddest part of town
    You better beware of bad bad bad Barack for he will shake you down.
    Watch out Republicans and Cheneyites
    The best is yet to come. The best is yet to come.

    June 24, 2010 at 7:59 am |
  4. Seth Shotwell

    For a president who says he values others' ideas, he is certainly spending a lot of money squashing the very ideas that he requests. If this government spent half the time regulating big industry that it spends on regulating all the great ideas that have come to pass in the face of this disaster, we wouldn't need all the great ideas.
    I think it's time for the individual states and communities to stand up and do whatever is necessary in spite of the government and BP. I double dog dare any government official to arrest any Louisianan who is legitimately rescuing wildlife or effectively cleaning up oil ... and would question their odds of reelection.
    I love Obama, but he has given BP far too much consideration. His handling of this disaster has not been assertive enough ... the outcome not punitive enough.

    June 24, 2010 at 6:16 am |