The Army Corps of Engineers wants to develop this boondoggle in an ecologically important area for corporate farms. As witnessed in New Orleans, The Corps of Engineers cares not ONE DOT for ordinary people or the environment.
An EPA veto of this harmful plan would protect over 200,000 acres in an area containing some of the richest natural resources in the nation.
Monday, April 14, 2008
The EPA has recommended a veto for the Yazoo Pumps Project - a plan proposed by the Army Corps of Engineers to build the world's largest hydraulic pumping plant in the middle of Mississippi.
As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.