Wednesday, July 18, 2007

July 18, 2007

Compared to other government agencies, the US Army Corps of Engineers has long been allowed to build with no oversight or interference, so long as it built the water projects that members of Congress request for their own districts.

What happened to New Orleans and the surrounding suburbs two years ago is why this must stop now.

Please take one minute and send a letter to your members of Congress and urge them to vote for robust reform of the Army Corps of Engineers.

Sending your letter will help the nation's citizens get better flood protection not just in New Orleans, but everywhere.

Please click this link now to help Louisiana and help yourself, too.

Thank you,
Sandy Rosenthal
Executive Director, Levees.Org

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