Marc Cooper: The Devolution of PJ Media

ROBDOUTH7/07/2010 5:12:23 pm PDT

I know it’s OT slightly, but it is about environmentalism.

Can someone explain to me the criticism of this plan? I’m willing to get on board with Jindal’s plan but that’s only because the criticism from the article is so convoluted. The criticism by the Scientists is summed up as: The rock barriers could potentially not hold out oil if there is a hurricane, which seems like with or without the barriers would be true anyway. They were also cited as saying if there is a hurricane, the swells would erode the rock barrier when they recede, thus leaving the coast unprotected. Does anyone else find fault in that logic? I mean, if the argument is that the barrier might fail during a hurricane (which would spread oil around anywa) wouldn’t it still be a good idea to block while there is no hurricane?