Thursday, June 29, 2006

Vitter echoes Jeff criticism of Corpse.

New Orleans CityBusiness -- The Business Newspaper of Metropolitan New Orleans:
"Jefferson Parish Council members say they have had it with the lack of information coming from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The council lambasted the Corps after its representatives failed to show for Wednesday’s council meeting. The Corps was expected to report on the status of levees, pump repairs at the 17th Street Canal, roof conditions at West Bank pump stations and the Harvey Canal sector gate project.

After receiving information the sector gate would not be completed until December or January — despite earlier assurances from the Corps it would be finished in August or September — District 1 Councilman Chris Roberts said the council “is having to pull teeth” to get accurate information from Corps representatives." | News | Vitter claims corps missing vital deadlines:
"WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. David Vitter blasted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday, vowing to write a letter to President Bush outlining the agency’s deadline failures in protecting the New Orleans region from flooding.

Delays in shoring up levees, improving water pumping capacity and installing hydraulic protection gates led the list that Vitter said he will send to Bush today."
Coincidence or conspiracy? :)

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