The Corps has released the draft Environmental Impact Statement on Louisiana's proposed large scale Mid-Barataria Mississippi River Diversion project. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD IS NOW OPEN UNTIL JUNE 3RD!
The report predicts minimal land built and "major, adverse, permanent" impacts to dolphins, shrimp and oysters!
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement has confirmed many of the objections to this project that Gulf Coast Resource Coalition and our partners have fought to make public for years!
This planned large scale Mississippi River diversion project, if approved for permitting, will operate nonstop and deliver massive amounts of polluted Mississippi River water directly into one of the most productive estuaries in the world. The EIS clearly states the project will build only minimal land, actually CAUSE land loss further away from the structure, and cause "major, adverse, permanent" impacts to dolphins, shrimp and oysters!
THIS PROJECT WILL END MAJOR SEAFOOD RESOURCES WHICH FUEL TOURISM, RESTAURANT, PROCESSING & DISTRIBUTION, AND OTHER JOBS ACROSS THE GULF COAST!
The executive summary of the report is available here: https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/regulatory/permits/EIS/MBSD_DEIS_Executive_Summary.pdf
Public comments will be accepted through June 3rd. We encourage you to review and comment on the draft plan by submitting comments online or by mail.
Methods for Submitting Comments
and click "Open for Comment" in the links to the left
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District
Attn: CEMVN-OD-SE, MVN-2012-2806-EOO
7400 Leake Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
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