And no one -- not the Department of the Interior, not DHS, not BP, not NOAA, not the EPA, not the Minerals Management Services, no one has bothered to pick them up. Or have them shipped to the Gulf.
There are miles of floating oil containment boom in warehouse right now and the manufacturer Packgen says it can make lots more on short notice. There’s just one problem... No one will come get it...
Gregory Sullivan at Pajamas Media reported, via Instapundit:John Lapoint of Packgen in Auburn, Maine, says he’s got plenty of floating oil containment boom and can make lots more on short notice. There’s just one problem: no one will buy it from him.
He’s already had a representative from BP visit his factory and inspect his product... Maine Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins wrote a letter on May 21 to the secretary of the Interior, the administrator of NOAA, and the commandant of the Coast Guard to alert them to the existence of Packgen, their supply of boom, and their demonstrated capacity to make more...
...Oil collected against a boom is fairly easy to process and recycle. Sorbent booms, designed to collect oil at the water’s edge, are made from materials that absorb oil but not water — unlike hair. Oil full of hair or straw lapping against a shoreline is a HazMat nightmare...
Gee, I wonder when President Obama will start kicking, say, Janet Napolitano's ample kiester?
Or Ken Salazar's?
Every waking moment, remember, they've been thinking about this catastrophe. In between the parties, golf trips, fundraisers, and
Hoft recalls Ray Nagin's hundreds of school buses that ended up flooded when instead they could have transported New Orleans residents out of harm's way. That was another Democrat success story.
Historic, in fact.
Hat tip: Larwyn.