Sunday, October 14, 2007


Why do I have to always read about these things in a BRITISH newspaper?

Rebuild or retreat: US debates evacuation of Gulf coastline | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
The United States is working on a multi-billion-dollar plan to depopulate vast swaths of coastline along the Gulf of Mexico in a move which it is hoped would help re-establish a natural barrier against the catastrophic flooding caused by the likes of Hurricane Katrina.

In the first sign that the federal government is favouring a retreat from the coast rather than rebuilding, the Army Corps of Engineers is to present to Congress a radical plan which includes rebuilding the wetlands that have been disappearing at an ever-accelerating rate in recent years.

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Maitri said...

It's been in the AP and Mississippi news for a week or so now. Good thing New Orleans doesn't have a coastline or does the federal government not know that.

Maitri said...

And by coastline I mean beachfront property like Miss., Alabama, etc. Ask the feds if they're doing the same thing in Florida. They wouldn't dare.