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Ala. governor: Boom plan to protect coast from oil ineffective

 

The Associated Press

 

MOBILE, Ala. - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is angry about U.S. Coast Guard decisions he says have left parts of the northern Gulf Coast vulnerable to pollution from the Gulf oil spill. 

 

 

 

Riley says the Coast Guard wrongly decided to remove oil barriers from the Alabama and Mississippi coasts and take them to Louisiana when oil began hitting that state. 

 

 

 

Speaking in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Riley says the Coast Guard decision means Alabama and Mississippi are now more vulnerable to the oil that''s beginning to hit their coasts. 

 

 

 

Riley says the Coast Guard has a new protection plan for Alabama, but it''s not as good as the original one. Riley says areas including Mobile Bay are now virtually unprotected from oil. 

 

 

 

Riley says the Coast Guard wrongly decided to remove oil barriers from the Alabama and Mississippi coasts and take them to Louisiana when oil began hitting that state. 

 

 

 

Speaking in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Riley says the Coast Guard decision means Alabama and Mississippi are now more vulnerable to the oil that''s beginning to hit their coasts. 

 

 

 

Riley says the Coast Guard has a new protection plan for Alabama, but it''s not as good as the original one. Riley says areas including Mobile Bay are now virtually unprotected from oil.

 

 

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