Jindal’s sand berm was a total boondoggle:
[T]he independent commission appointed by President Obama to investigate the oil spill has chimed in as well. Its verdict is, if anything, more harsh than the assessment offered by earlier critics: In the report the commission’s members released today, they concluded the berm project was a total bust that succeeded in capturing virtually no oil.
In emphatic language, the bi-partisan commission announced that it can “comfortably conclude that the decision to green-light the underwhelmingly effective, overwhelmingly expensive Louisiana berms project was flawed.”
The total amount of oil captured by the $360 million berm was, at most, 1,000 barrels. Skimming and burning got rid of 890K-1.85 million barrels.