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Major Louisiana coastal restoration project won’t get permits before 2022, Corps of Engineers says

March 16, 2017

The environmental permits required to begin construction of the $1.3 billion Mid-Barataria sediment diversion near Myrtle Grove, a key piece of Louisiana’s coastal protection and restoration master plan, will not be issued until at least 2022, a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday (March 15.) To which Johnny Bradberry, chairman of the state agency overseeing the master plan’s projects, said: “Not acceptable. This train’s coming down the track, and we’re going to be blowing its horn big time.”