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EPA Kills Controversial Yazoo Pumps Flood Control Project

EPA Kills Controversial Yazoo Pumps Flood Control Project

WASHINGTON, DC September 3, 2008 (ENS) – The Yazoo Pumps Project, proposed to drain wetlands in the Mississippi Delta for flood control, will not be built. On Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its final decision under the Clean Water Act to prohibit construction of the project first proposed by the U.S. Army Corps…

EPA Nixes Pumping Mississsippi Wetlands Dry for Agriculture

EPA Nixes Pumping Mississsippi Wetlands Dry for Agriculture

WASHINGTON, DC, February 4, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is threatening to veto a $220 million Army Corps of Engineers flood-control project in the Mississippi Delta known as Yazoo Pump that environmentalists have long opposed for its adverse impact on wildlife and wetlands. The world’s largest hydraulic pumping plant would be used…