Billy Nungesser rips BP, Coast Guard

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BELLE CHASSE, La. – An upset Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser walked out of a Coast Guard meeting on sand berms calling it a “Dog and Pony Show.”

Nungesser said much of the meeting was spent talking about how well the boom was working. He called it “unbelievable and ridiculous” since he said much of the boom is not working.

Nungesser also said that President Obama had promised a decision by Wednesday on whether to approve the full, 100-mile sand berm barrier plan, but Nungesser now said that timetable is unlikely.

Nungesser also complained that the Coast Guard had only approved two miles of the berms and that hasn’t even started because BP hasn’t provided the funding.



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