Corps of Engineers block attempt backfires
September 20, 2011
When the Corps of Engineers attempted an 11th hour maneuver to block Levees.org from stating its case to the state advisory board, the Governor's office denied the Corps' request.
So the very next day, the Corps tried another tactic. Even though Levees.org paid for title research showing the Corps owned the Industrial Canal breach site, the Corps showed up, just as the board meeting began, and claimed it didn't own the site. Therefore, the state board decided to table Levees.org until November sheerly on that technicality.
But guess what? Another records request obtained today shows the Corps does own the site!
We're going to reserve judgement on this comedy, but at least there's a silver lining.
We now have two extra months to build support for Levees.org's quest to list the levee breach sites to the National Register of Historic Places.
We will show up at the capitol of Louisiana, with a huge stack of support letters on November 17. We already have an impressive show of support including Senator Mary Landrieu, Governor Bobby Jindal, Congressman Cedric Richmond and Mayor Mitch Landrieu. And we can add to that impressive list.
Click here for suggested guidelines for letters.
Thank you for your support of Levees.org.
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