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EPA Alters Bayou Protection For Post-Katrina Upgrade

Law360 (May 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided to allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discharge dredged or fill material into a protected wetland area in a New Orleans suburb as part of an effort to build better storm surge protection in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The decision announced Thursday modifies a 1985 EPA determination blocking discharge of dredged or fill material into the Bayou aux Carpes wetlands south of New Orleans under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act.

The EPA's Thursday decision...
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