Army Corps plan for Gulf wetlands building challenged

10/20/2006 | NYTimes.com

Critics are blasting a plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to ease building restrictions on the Mississippi Gulf Coast's federally protected wetlands. The plan would allow builders to fill in up to five acres of "low quality" wetlands without obtaining an individual permit or notifying the public for each project. Environmental groups say the plan would make the region more vulnerable to coastal flooding.

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