Saturday, July 18, 2009

After 4 Years of Study, Corps Report Concludes: More Study Needed

After the hurricanes of 2005 the US Army Corps of Engineers was mandated by law to conduct a study and come up with recommendations on how to protect coastal Louisiana from another category 5 storm. They recently released that study and the New York Times has an article today about the controversy surrounding the results. The Corps came up with not one plan but 27, however none of them are indicated as preferred and many recommendations have no course of action on how to actually accomplish. Senator Mary Landrieu had this comment: "With another hurricane season approaching, Louisiana needs the corps prepared to take swift action, instead, this report sets us up for more study." You can check out the NY Times article here and see the full report for yourself here.
Scientific American has their version of the report here.

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