||Damien M. Schiff
Senior Staff Attorney
Pacific Legal Foundation
PLF case on Lou Dobbs Tonight:
EPA sinks vital Miss. flood control project
SACRAMENTO, CA; November 17, 2011: This evening, the Lou Dobbs Tonight show on Fox Business Network will feature Peter Nimrod, chief engineer of the Mississippi Levee Board, the agency charged with protecting the lower Mississippi Delta from devastating floods.
He will talk about how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has bowed to extreme environmentalists and pulled the plug on the Yazoo Backwater Project, a vital flood-control project for the Lower Mississippi Delta.
Not only has the agency’s action put thousands of people’s lives and property at risk, Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys and the Levee Board contend that EPA acted illegally, because Congress had already approved and appropriated funds for the project, during a period in which the Clean Water Act makes congressionally approved projects immune from EPA interference.
PLF client Peter Nimrod speaks during a hearing hosted by Senator Rand Paul
Representing the Levee Board, PLF attorneys are fighting EPA’s “veto” of the flood-control project through a lawsuit that is now before the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Lou Dobbs Tonight (http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/lou-dobbs-tonight/index.html) airs on the Fox Business Channel at 7:00 p.m. EDT, 4:00 p.m. PDT.
For more information on PLF’s case of Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, visit http://www.pacificlegal.org/yazoo.
ABOUT PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION: Donor-supported PLF (www.pacificlegal.org) is the leading watchdog organization that litigates, without charge, for limited government, property rights, individual rights, and a balanced approach to environmental regulations, in courts nationwide.
PLF attorneys are currently before the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark challenge to abusive EPA regulatory power: Sackett v. EPA. Oral argument in that case is expected to be set for early in 2012.