Posted: Jun 23, 2010 1:13 PM by Melissa Canone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is keeping up pressure on
federal authorities to allow resumption of an offshore dredging
project. The project is designed to collect sand for the building
of barriers to protect the coast from oil.
The problem: The Interior Department says one area where sand is
being dredged is a sensitive section of the Chandeleur Islands. The
department says the state failed to meet an extended deadline to
install pipe that would draw sand from a less-endangered area.
Jindal wants the dredging to resume while the pipe is being put
in place. Jindal scheduled a trip to a berm site in the Chandeleurs
on Wednesday afternoon, to be followed by an afternoon news
conference in New Orleans.