Does America Deserve Levees That Work?

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John Goodman has gone public in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina debacle to call attention to a common misconception about the destruction of New Orleans: It was caused by defective levees built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps knew about the problems and ignored them. The city was flooded and destroyed.

Similar Corps projects are in virtually every state in the U.S. Goodman asks, "Don't we deserve levees that work?"

What went wrong with the levees?

The Army Corps of Engineers MRGO (Mississippi River Gulf Outlet) - another project of the Feds which contributed to the destruction of the city that area residents have been demanding be closed for decades:





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