The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed the attached Memorandum for Record withdrawing the Record of Decision for the Final Supplement No. 2 to the 1982 Yazoo Area Pump Project Final Environmental Impact Statement.
EPA’s Reconsideration of its November 30, 2020 Letter Regarding the Applicability of its 2008 Clean Water Act Section 404(c) Final Determination for the Yazoo Pumps Project to the 2020 Yazoo Pumps Project
The Yazoo Pumps would drain tens of thousands of acres of ecologically rich wetlands in Mississippi’s South Delta. The George W. Bush Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency stopped the destructive project by issuing a Clean Water Act veto in 2008, citing unacceptable damage to some of the nation’s richest wetland and water resources. However, in 2020,…
A coalition of conservation organizations represented by Earthjustice filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ rushed approval of a massive drainage project in Mississippi’s South Delta, commonly known as the Yazoo Pumps, in the closing days of the Trump administration.