Vitter Disapproves of Obama Barrier Island Plan Decision

May 28, 2010

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today made the following remarks in advance of President Obama’s trip tomorrow to the Gulf coast to assess the continuing cleanup and response efforts of the oil spill. Vitter also voiced his frustration with early reports on the decision by the president and the Coast Guard to not move forward with the complete state barrier island dredging plan.

“It’s certainly very encouraging that the well seems to be getting plugged,” said Vitter.

“But we still need to dramatically ramp up the federal response to protect our coast and marsh. Here the president doesn’t seem to have a clue. His decision on the emergency dredging barrier island plan is a thinly veiled ‘no.’ Approving two percent of the request and kicking the rest months down the road is outrageous, absolutely outrageous.”

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