October 6th, 2009
Shirley Laska at Book Signing for Catastrophe in the Making. Photo by Hubie Vigreux 9-22-09
The authors of a just-released book describe what they think is the most dangerous project built by the US Army Corps of Engineers in regional New Orleans. Catastrophe in the Making describes how the MRGO
(Mississippi River Gulf Outlet) put New Orleans and nearby St. Bernard Parish in harm’s way by allowing salt water intrusion that killed protective cypress forests and buffering wetlands.
The book also explains how similar, equally harmful projects are going on in many places including the California Delta and metro St. Louis.
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