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Senators work to get levee work going again, Blunt is tweeting

Feb 06, 2013 -- 5:40pm


U.S. Senator Roy Blunt is scheduled to meet with several government agencies next week to discuss delays in the repairs of levees in the Bootheel.  The Senator took to Twitter today/Wednesday to express his plans, and says that he and Senator McCaskill are working together for Missouri.  Blunt said on his twitter account “[@RoyBlunt]: The New Madrid Floodway Project has been plagued by inexcusable delays for 30+ yrs. I plan to press the Obama Admin for answers next week.”  The St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project were put on hold in 2007 after a lawsuit was won by the Environmental Defense Fund and the National Wildlife Federation in U.S. District Court to prevent destruction of area wetlands. 

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