Louisiana bets barrier islands will save shore from spill

07/18/2010 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Fifteen miles off the Louisiana coast, crews are working to dredge the sea floor and build a barrier island to protect the fragile coastline from the encroaching oil spill. Critics of the project say it is too costly and likely won't do much good in the face of the massive BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico. However, the state plans 128 miles of berms placed in arcs off the coast,

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