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All right stay here is Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal the urgent plea for more help from the federal government for the cleanup efforts in the gulf with a list.
It is clear that you don't have the resources we need to protect our coast we need more -- Morse gamers more vacuums more Jack up barges that are still in short supply.
Let's be clear.
Every day that this all sits and waits for clean up is one more -- that more of our marsh dies.
Republican congressman John Fleming joins the company now Republican from Louisiana congressman thanks very much for joining us.
I have to get right to its I put it to you that -- of the -- -- the federal government nor anybody knows how to cap this well.
Yeah it's a real difficult problem Stewart and it goes back to the fact that.
When you're drilling mile below the surface of the ocean in my eyes will be drilling on the moon in terms of human SS ability.
And that they should have been thought before we should have had plans contingency plans and backup plans.
Protect this in case that we had a blowout like this and it's unfortunate that we're so -- prepared to deal with this emergence hold true corrects.
Now you represent the people of Louisiana -- a constituency that.
Who are they blaming -- -- real mad at BP and all of the federal government.
Well you know the people of Louisiana Stewart are not in the blame game.
But we are very concerned about slow response from the federal government.
You know our governor asked two weeks ago.
To allow us -- you have the corps of engineers.
Places sand barrier along the -- -- To protect our environment.
And after two weeks we've not seen the -- received a reply all members of the delegation both.
Democrat and Republican wrote a letter five days ago.
To the corps of engineers into admiral Allen.
We've still not received a response and -- the holdup is the PSA count us -- -- right in saying that governor Jindal.
Wanted to take sudden action like the sand back area and he wants more -- -- and he says look if I went ahead and ordered that.
I could go to prison.
-- I think he said that.
Which is a very direct criticism of the pace of the federal government's response but uploaded -- -- congressman back.
That's a lot of politics in that.
Well certainly there is that you know our governor he has a major responsibility here.
And that -- take care of the coastline of Louisiana.
And the federal government is standing in the way we have the president United States the commander chief who's become the -- -- and she.
And the governor Jindal wants to get this done he's a man of action are not supporting that this may not work Stewart.
But we can't just stand around waiting.
To try to figure out what's gonna -- leave well sets up congressman John Fleming Republican of Louisiana thanks for joining us appreciate it right I didn't like talk.
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