The 5th Circuit just affirmed the lower court decision in the Katrina Levee Breaches Litigation. The Court basically rejected Flood Control Act immunity unless the “damages result from waters released by flood control activity or negligence therein.” The opinion If this case is not overruled en banc, or by the Supreme Court, it will have [...]
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Coastal Denial – Flood, what flood?
Bay St. Louis, Miss., officials want high-water markers placed by the state at Mississippi Highway 603 and Interstate 10 camouflaged so they no longer commemorate the tragedies of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. … Councilman Doug Seal said the markers are detrimental to attracting businesses that might want to relocate here, especially on undeveloped property around the interstate and Highway 603 juncture.
Who is American’s Wetland Foundation?
From SourceWatch: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=America%27s_Wetland_Foundation
Flood Control Act of 1928
The Mississippi flood of 1927 resulted in the Flood Control Act of 1928 (FCA), the controlling legislation for flood control activities of the Army Corps of Engineers. The most important provision in the FCA is the blanket immunity for damages caused by flood control activities. FCA cases are collected here: