EPA Issues Veto To Stop Mississippi Delta Project

September 3, 2008

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a veto to put a stop to the $220 million Mississippi delta project...Boston (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a veto to put a stop to the $220 million Mississippi delta project.

The EPA made the announcement this week that they have decided to put a stop to the Yazoo pumps project.

The Yazoo pumps project was initially authorized back in 1941, and aimed to fix flooding problems caused by the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers.

The hope was that the project was going to be able to reduce flooding in the state of Mississippi.

The annual operation cost of the project is said to be at $2 million, with the whole project costing $220 million.

The EPA decided to issue the veto of the project though based on the ideas of the Clean Water Act, stating that by continuing it, it will have a huge environmental impact.


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