Sunday, March 22, 2009

Trial Set for Army Corp of Engineers Over Katrina Liability


Six flood victims are blaming the Army Corp of Engineers for failing to properly maintain the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet. The outlet is a channel that could have helped drain the flood that submerged New Orleans after the hurricane.

A Federal judge, U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval, ruled on Friday that the trail could go forward.

The Army Corp of Engineers tried to argue that they couldn't be sued.

The plaintiffs argued that for more than 50 years the Corp has been warned by experts, environmentalist, and government officials that the channel was a “Hurricane Highway” leading right to the heart of New Orleans.

The next round is scheluded for April 20. If you are interested in reading the judge's ruling go get it.
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