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Friday, December 21, 2012

Corps may have to do the right thing! Oh My!

Corps may have to deliver more sediment!


The Corps of Engineers, the organization almost singularly responsible for the destruction of the Louisiana's Wetlands may be forced to thinking about the need Americas Wetlands have for sediment from the River!?!

What a concept!    

To do what Mother Nature intended.

"State officials also have had a running battle with the corps over its decision not to use sediment dredged from the river "beneficially," by piping it to locations where it can build land. The corps responds that it is limited in the amount it can spend on such beneficial use projects by Congress.
Another federal law authorizes the spending of $100 million on such beneficial use projects, but Congress has never appropriated money for that program."

So is it CONGRESS or is it the Corps? OR is it the ineptitude of both?

"It is crystal clear that the corps management of the Mississippi River is the largest ongoing cause of wetlands loss in the United States," said Garret Graves, chairman of the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and coastal advisor to Gov. Bobby Jindal. "When you think that this is the agency responsible for regulating wetlands, their actions are hypocritical, to say the least."

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