Federal court says Corps must work with fisheries before opening Bonnet Carre

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www.wxxv25.com – Kate Holzhauser – 2023-01-19 14:13:48

The U.S. District Court ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Corps of Engineers must consult with the National Marine Fisheries before opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway in future.

U.S. Judge Louis Guirola Jr. issued the order Wednesday, granting summary judgment to the plaintiffs in a that dates back to 2019.

“The Coast finally has a foot in the door through the National Marine Fisheries Service for our voices and scientific facts to be heard to prevent the of the Mississippi Sound,” said Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich.

“We hope the Corps will look at this…

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