EPA Sued Over Veto Of $220M Miss. Delta Project

Law360, New York (August 12, 2009, 10:05 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi levee board has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its decision to pull the plug on a $220 million flood-control project on the Mississippi Delta because of its concerns that it would harm the environment.

The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi claiming EPA's veto of the project in August 2008 was illegal under the Clean Water Act.

The suit claims that the proposed pumping station for the Yazoo...
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