Economic impact would factor into levee construction under bill

04/28/2013 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

The Army Corps of Engineers would have to examine the nationwide economic costs and benefits of building new levees under a bill filed by Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La. "To secure funding for flood protection in this tight fiscal climate, the Corps must understand how important Louisiana's most endangered communities are to the national economy," Richmond said in a statement.

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