Landrieu Comments on Federal Government’s Order to Halt La. Dredging Plan

June 23, 2010

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., today commented on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s order that the state of Louisiana halt dredging east of the Mississippi River and move the dredging site further from the Chandeleur Islands.

Sen. Landrieu said:

“I support the state’s effort to protect our fragile marsh from further damage from the oil, but we have to get it right and not inflict more damage on the wetlands and wildlife. After weeks of work on the permit for the sand barrier project, I am disappointed this delay could not be avoided. I am urging our partners in all the Federal agencies to work quickly to resolve this issue today, get the new pipeline installed and get the dredging resumed. I will be reaching out to Assistant Secretary of the Interior Tom Strickland today to discuss this matter.”

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