Sen. David Vitter apparently has straightened out the Corps confusion with regard to the status of the MR-GO.
Vitter straightens out Corps confusion By CityBusiness staff report
2006-09-06 3:23 PM CST
METAIRIE â€” Sen. David Vitter, R-Metairie, today reaffirmed his position on Mississippi River Gulf Outlet with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After the conference call, Vitter made the following statement:
â€œI really think weâ€™ve gotten the Corps back on track. They assured me today that deepdraft navigation through MRGO is off the table and they are focused on the important restoration work needed to replenish the wetlands MRGO has destroyed. Thatâ€™s essential to protect St. Bernard Parish and New Orleans East in particular.â€�
The Corps also promised to include business relocation costs in its recommendations and consult extensively with state and local officials.â€¢