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A Simple Solution to Oil Spills?

Darryl Carpenter, of the Florida contracting firm C.W. Roberts, recently had an interesting thought while driving to a job site: could hay be used to soak up the oil in the Gulf of Mexico? This wasn’t a random thought: C.W. Roberts has a contract to protect Walton County‘s beaches from the spill. Judging by this video, Carpenter’s idea may have some merit. C.W. Roberts’s president, Charles Roberts, wants the government to allow a 10-acre demonstration in the Gulf. “We want to be given a chance to show that this simple strategy just might solve the problem,” he says. “It’s so simple that I think it scares people.” (HT: Ken Braithwaite)[%comments]