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proposes that federal and state governments establish Gulf cleanup funds - available to private donors, who could make tax-deductible contributions, and ultimately "unleash a mass of jobs and humanity against the problem," he says.
"The essential problem with those who are governing the cleanup is that they think so little of private initiative that they distrust their ability to solve cataclysmic problems," Mr. Emord says. "They insist on government planned interventions under bureaucratic and military supervision which, given the breadth of this problem, will never succeed in saving the Gulf ecosystem from the damage that will likely last for decades. That outcome need not be."