Corps Can't Have 'Tunnel Vision' On La. Wetlands, Suit Says

By Morgan Conley (May 28, 2021, 4:45 PM EDT) -- Environmental groups and a Louisiana resident want a federal court to vacate water quality permits granted to two projects a mile apart, alleging that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to consider the big picture effects of authorizing the destruction of dozens of acres of wetlands.

In a new complaint Thursday, Healthy Gulf, the Coalition for Responsible Zoning and the Sierra Club, alongside resident Loretto O'Reilly Jr., zero in on the Corps' decision to grant Clean Water Act Section 404 approvals to a commercial and residential development and a road extension project in southeast Louisiana. The challengers argue that the...

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