Army Corps Canal Project Halted For Enviro Review

Law360, New York (September 9, 2011, 7:15 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Friday enjoined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from continuing work on the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, which connects Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain to the Mississippi River, pending new environmental impact statements.

U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon found that the Corps had violated the National Environmental Policy Act and a 2006 injunction when it failed to address the effects of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent closing of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet to deep-draft traffic in its supplemental environmental impact statement for the...
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