Here's a story from the Times-Picayune on the berms and a visual
The story indicates that BP is less than enthusiastic about the job ahead. If that is really the case, the Obama Administration has every tool it needs to expedite construction.
Getting these berms built is a federal job and that means a presidential job. Team Obama wasted three weeks on useless paperwork and debate before approving the berms Tuesday. Now it is the president's job to get them built and built quickly.