ON THE GULF OF MEXICO - The Obama administration has released emergency plans this weekend to use the copious tar balls that are just now washing ashore, from the leak of the recent sinking of the gulf oil platform, as a paving medium.
In a move akin to making a "silk purse from a sow's ear," the Army Corp of Engineers will begin collecting the thick sticky oily tar and applying it to a number of erosion- threatened Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi beaches.
It is hoped that by paving over some of these beaches, nature and tides can redirect sand to other badly eroded beaches that were so severely damaged during hurricane Katrina.
The controversial idea is hoped to transform what could be a serious pollutant into a means to save these damaged shorelines.
The paved beaches can thus be used for numerous recreational activities such as basketball courts, roller skating, roller hockey, model plane and RC vehicles among other uses.
With the severity of the oil coming ashore, instead of the tar and oil causing major damage, by coming ashore on the tar paved beaches it will welcomed as a pavement sealer.