Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

[Fwd: Judge says Corps of Engineers is responsible for the New Orleans flooding!]

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

--- Begin Message ---
Title: E-mail Template - Levees.Org

February 20, 2008

A federal judge has determined that the US Army Corps of Engineers "squandered millions of dollars in building a levee system ... which was known to be inadequate by the Corps' own calculations."

But an 80-year old law tied Federal District Judge Stanwood Duval's hands and compelled him to release the Corps of Engineers from all financial liability for their shoddy workmanship.  Says Duval, the law created an environment where "gross incompetence receives the same treatment as a simple mistake."

This is insane.

Click this link and demand the 8/29 Investigation Act today!
http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/1625/t/2541/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=2075

Judge Duval in the final page of his statement says "â?¦It is not within this Court's power to address the wrongs committed. It is hopefully within the citizens of the United States' power to address the failures of our laws and agencies. If not, it is certain that another tragedy such as this will occur againâ?¦"

The 8/29 Investigation Act is the way for the citizens to exercise their power!

Demand the 8/29 Investigation Act!

Demand an unbiased thorough analysis of the flood protection failures that nearly obliterated a great American city and its suburbs.

Hold the Corps Accountable! Demand the 8/29 Investigation Act!

Even if you have already sent a letter, send another! It takes one minute!

Thank you,
Sandy Rosenthal
Founder, Levees.Org
www.levees.org


Click here for New York Times story on Judge Duval's ruling.

About Us

Levees.Org is your source for information about levees and flood protection in New Orleans and nationwide.

If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, please use the following link to change your subscription settings: levees.org/remove

--- End Message ---