Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sticks In The Mud

Mark Schleifstein wrote an extensive report for the Times -Picayune on the States efforts to get the Army Corps of Engineers to distribute mud they collect from dredging shipping lanes in the Mississippi River back into coastal wetlands of Louisiana. From the article: "When you do the math, the corps can create about 18 square miles a year of emergent wetlands in open water ... with all that material," said Louis Buatt, assistant secretary of the state Department of Natural Resources. "That's nearly two-thirds of the wetlands we lose annually." Read more here.

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