Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spike Lee, HBO filming as Feds weaken levees to kill poor South Dakotans

Not. But federal funding for Army Corps of Engineers work is being held up in DC.

"Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha and Portland, Ore., had approved money to erect emergency berms on levees along the diversion channel ahead of feared record flooding. But a process that had been moving rapidly suddenly stalled when the money request reached the Corps headquarters in Washington...

At issue is a rule that forbids the Corps from mixing emergency funds with project funds, Cotter said. The city of Sioux Falls issued bonds in 2009 to complete the levee upgrades after years of budget delays from Congress. Officials in Washington question whether the temporary emergency upgrades would qualify as mixing of funds with the city's plan to finish permanent upgrades..."

I'm sure it is a genocidal conspiracy to weaken the levees in the neighborhoods of poor, flyover people. Watch HBO listings for a "documentary."

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