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Mid-Barataria sediment diversion is granted fast-track permitting

January 25, 2017, Mark Schleifstein — The proposed Mid-Barataria sediment diversion near Myrtle Grove, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, has been approved by a White House council for streamlining its federal permitting and review process, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday (Jan. 24). Approval came during the waning days of President Barack Obama’s administration.