Army Corp Supports Flood-Control Pumps

Report favors businesses over environmentalists.

 On Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued another report that took a neutral stance on the use of flood-control pumps than it has in the past decade. Agribusinesses have been advocating for the federal use of flood-control pumps in the Mississippi Delta since 2008, while environmentalists have opposed those efforts.

The new report the Corps calls for the use of pumps near the Mississippi Delta, reversing its previous stance that pumps would harm the biome of the wetlands. “These changes are not anticipated to convert any wetlands to non-wetlands, because precipitation is the driving force in sustaining wetlands in the Yazoo Study Area,” the new report submits.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Army Corps of Engineers in their efforts to be discerning regarding American ecology.
  • For the Environmental Protection Agency as they check and balance the Corps.
  • That President Trump would have wisdom in his oversight of public lands.

Sources: AP, Mississippi Today


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