"Louisiana Takes Big Step Toward Unprecedented Land-Building Project"

"Project would mimic the processes that created southern Louisiana in the first place".

"Louisiana’s proposed $2 billion project to divert water and sediment from the Mississippi River into Barataria Basin as part of an unprecedented plan to fight coastal land loss moved a major step forward on Monday with the release by the Army Corps of Engineers of a final environmental impact statement.

The study on the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion will form the basis of decisions to award federal and state permits for the project. Those permits could come as early as December, providing definitive approval for the project labeled "monumental" by state officials.

It would be paid for with money from settlements related to the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill."

Mark Schleifstein reports for the New Orleans Times-Picayune September 19, 2022.

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 09/21/2022