Saturday, January 8, 2011

Nungesser explodes at lack of BP cleanup

by Bill Capo / Action Reporter

Posted on January 7, 2011 at 6:22 PM

BAY JIMMY, La. -- A flotilla of Wildlife and Fisheries boats sped into Bay Jimmy at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, passing flocks of white pelicans, some still coated in oil.

"We've got four white ones that's got oil we've been trying to catch for the last couple of days," said Wildlife & Fisheries agent Mark Castille.

Agents say miles of southeast Louisiana shoreline has large patches of grass that are dead, everything coated by black oil.

But when he saw no cleanup crews present, Plequemines Parish President Billy Nungesser was infuriated.

"This is the biggest coverup in the history of America," fumed Nungesser. "We got a plan, you signed off on it. Yeah, we begging for help."

"Look at the consistency of this oil oozing out of the marsh here," said Robert Barham.


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