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Neither the administration or its critics are saying this, but one reason anti-flooding measures failed to stop Katrina from inundating New Orleans is that some environmental groups successfully resisted new flood control projects. The Sierra Club (search) and other groups sued the Army Corps of Engineers to stop a 1996 plan to raise and fortify Mississippi River levees because the plan would jeopardize Louisiana forests.
And the New Orleans Times-Picayune has reported that "Save our Wetlands" successfully sued the corps of engineers three decades ago to stop construction on floodgates to block storm surges from the Gulf of Mexico into Lake Pontchatrain (search), saying they were too damaging to the lake's eco-system.
Whoa there, Simba! I believe my "criticism" was leveled at what appears to be a general lack of communication between officials. Not directed at local or Fed specifically.Originally posted by Shapley:
What other options are there? Federal control? Oust the mayor? The Feds have concerns, and are making them known. Would you have them remain silent? It seems there's no winning this situation with you, you're going to criticize the Federal government no matter what they do.
The only way I can think of to accomplish that is to render them extinct....originally posted by BigJon@work:
But finding stray ferrets in the Hurricane aftermath isn't enough for the <International Ferret >congress, it's soliciting donations to make sure ferrets are never again endangered in a natural disaster.
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