Nungessor has come up with the only plan that seems to make any sense and he is ready to go with it, with or without federal backing. His plan is to dredge sand from the sea floor and connect the barrier islands with a continuous 6-foot berm. They would start in the areas that are facing the most direct threat and work there way out. Why isn’t this plan being implemented by the federal government yet? Because they want to spend time analyzing what the long term effects may be. Well, in my opinion the long term effects can’t be anywhere near as bad as filling the wetlands of Louisiana with oil and tar.
So if the Federal government is dragging their heals and the state government doesn’t have the money to fund this operation and BP is still proving inadequate to help then I say that you and I pitch in. What would happen if we could get 1 million people in Louisiana to give $50-$100 each to support the efforts of Nungessor and company who are actually trying to do something? I know 50 to 100 million dollars wouldn’t be enough to get things done but we could at least get things started. I would gladly give 50 dollars extra a month for the foreseeable future to protect this beautiful state with it’s fragile and diverse ecosystems. Whose with me?
Let’s figure out a way to do this. We need not wait for the state government to raise taxes or for BP to one day do something to protect our wetlands. Let’s you and I put our money behind the ones really fighting this battle.
Any ideas on how this might work?