The State of Louisiana files $3 billion lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers

The State Attorney General’s Office confirms that  Louisiana has filed a $3 billion lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to repair damage done to the State’s wetlands as a part of the MR-GO project.

The suit filed in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana seeks $3 billion in damages done to environment by the MR-GO project, a 72-mile channel that connects the Intracoastal Waterway and the Industrial Canal in New Orleans with the Gulf of Mexico.

In the lawsuit, the state says that Congress ordered the Corps of Engineers to pay for all damage done to the wetlands in St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parish as a result of the creation and maintenance of the MR-GO channel, and it has not complied.

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