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Fake Islands to Fend off Oil

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

louisiana-fake-islands-3Artificial islands are being proposed as a means to help halt the effects of the oil spill in the Gulf Coast. As news surfaced that the giant cap meant to contain the spill failed, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced his own plan to save the coastline from mass amounts of incoming oil. Jindal is proposing “strengthening” a line of delicate barrier islands 10 miles off the coast of Louisiana by dumping dredged materials in the gaps of water that stretch between the small pieces of land. He hopes his plan would stop oil from reaching the marshlands on the coast of Louisiana.

Read more: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Hopes to Ward Off Oil with Fake Islands | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

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