Vitter Again Urges President Obama to Authorize Barrier Island Plan

May 26, 2010

Personally asks president about plan at meeting with Senate GOP

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today urged President Obama to authorize an emergency barrier island plan along Louisiana’s coast to help protect the state from further damage from the oil spill. Vitter personally asked the president about the barrier dredging plan during the president’s meeting with the Senate Republican caucus.

“I spoke with President Obama today about the importance of building up the barrier islands along Louisiana’s coast as a means to protect the shoreline and marsh,” said Vitter. “I urged him to take immediate action to expedite authorization of the plan as the Corps decision is way overdue. He assured me that he would personally focus on it and have his administration follow up with me today.”

On Friday, Vitter sent a letter to President Obama imploring him to expedite the Corps of Engineers’ approval of an emergency barrier island dredging plan and expressed concern that the federal government has yet to honor its promise to be fully responsive in the effort to protect Louisiana’s coast and marshes.

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One Response to Vitter Again Urges President Obama to Authorize Barrier Island Plan

  1. MyName
    May 26, 2010 at 4:51 am

    As a life long, legitimate, citizen of the great State of Louisiana I whole-heartedly can declare that as long as Sen. David Vitter keeps voting for the best interest of this State, that we should fund any need for hookers and diapers the man may have. Seriously!!! Who cares! Dave votes for me!!! F**k the detractors! TPTB have already did their worst to blackmail him and we aren't buying!!! His independent competitor sounds good but Dave has done well by me. Melancon is a douche bag.

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