Saturday, October 13, 2007

Parts Of The Gulf Coast To Be Abandoned?

Whereas it may be an emotive issue it shouldn't be really, it's a reality that coastal communities around the world are ever increasingly going to have to face.

The clusterfuck that surrounded Katrina might have been Republican in the main but the hurricane was totally non-partisan.

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. more

Rude Pundit. Fucked New Orleans (Cronyism, Pumps, and Murder Edition)

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