Saturday, December 4, 2010

With Corps Levees Already Sinking,
Future Funding of New Orleans Area
Levees Begs Questions for Taxpayers

~State and local levee officials are rightly worried about how they will meet the costs and demands of maintaining levees that are now under construction, especially since settling is a normal and anticipated part of the construction process. This is an especially pressing issue on the West Bank, where some new levees are settling as much as 2 to 4 feet during preconstruction work, raising the possibility that many additional and costly lifts will be needed.
"We want to make sure that the June 2011 date doesn't trump sound engineering and construction,''
said Susan Maclay, president of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West.
~Editilla Witnellas~ See the Corps. See the Corps play all sides against The Middle. See the Corps factor in Costs Overestimates for future make work upon The Middle. See The Middle, We The Taxpayers, ask ourselves how we came upon such badly engineered flood protection infrastructure AGAIN!

Wow! Check this Cool Stuff from Dixie Tours Post Flood!
~Editilla Jus'sayin~ They do start off with the 17th Street Canal Breach State Marker that Levees.org pulled off. That's spankin'!

Dispute hinders Gulf leak studies
~Gerard Shields


And now a word from our sponsors…
BP PLC Version
~Disenfranchised Citizen


Wetlands project may be blocked
~Claire Taylor


Christian Louboutin helping to save the wetlands and at the same time recycle and reuse wasted materials

Jindal, Palin show some spine (on the bookstore shelves)
~Mark Moseley, The Lens


Algiers Point Christmas bonfire returning, first time since Katrina

National Urban League to hold 2012 convention in New Orleans

Camellia Grill opens in the French Quarter~Kevin Allman, Gambit

WWOZ radio marks 30 years on the air with second-line, show

3 comments:

Mac said...

Hi Editilla, you may want to link to this, avery important initiative already passed in Iceland that we need everywhere, especially here, in America!
http://plutonianmac.blogspot.com/2010/12/opednews-quicklink-icelandic-modern.html

K. said...

Nola can forget about this Congress appropriating money for levees. Boner & Chinless et al will claim that there's no money because tax cuts for Jamie Dimon are needed so that he can create jobs by hiring a few extra servants. Plus the states know best and if it's really important Boob Bob will find the money.

Editilla said...

Thanks, Mac. Unfortunately this matters about as much as the BP Oil Spill matters.

K, true'dat. We are fucked, we know.
Too bad Obama couldn't have been a leader here. Way Too Fucking Bad.