They told him it wouldn’t work, but did he listen? Hell No! (to quote John Boehner):
A dramatic series of of aerial images show that plans to build artificial islands to block oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill from reaching Louisiana's sensitive marshland appear to be crumbling. Literally.
Two months ago, against the advice of many coastal scientists, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal began furiously campaigning for the construction of six artificial islands to hold back the advancing oil. The federal government quickly granted Jindal his wish, and construction on the islands has been continuing apace.
But images taken of one construction site near the northern edge of the Chandeleur islands appear to show the sea washing away a giant sand berm over the course of about two weeks.
The estimates on the initial round of berms was around $171 million. Despite about every scientist in the field saying it wouldn’t work, Jindal went right ahead and proceeded. Now Jindal has wasted all that money in a state that can’t afford it. This really isn’t shocking for a religious fanatic like Jindal though. To him scientists are wrong and only God is right. Well it looks like Jindal and his sidekick were both wrong in this costly case.