La. Wins Legal Tussle With Army Corps Over Barriers

Law360, New York (May 24, 2010, 6:34 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to approve Clean Water Act permits allowing the state of Louisiana to construct barrier islands off its coast in an effort to block the growing Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico from doing more damage to the shoreline.

After hearing that the local district of the Army Corps intended to deny the permits, Louisiana Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell sent a sharply worded letter to Lieutenant General Robert L. Van Antwerp, commanding general of...
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