Statement from MAC President Sharon Bergeron on Morganza to the Gulf Chief's Report

By: Morganza Action Coalition

July 11, 2013

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(Houma) - Morganza Action Coalition (MAC) President Sharon Bergeron issued the following statement today on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signing the Chief’s Report for the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection Project:

“The signing of the Corps’ Chief’s report is a major milestone for the Morganza project in our quest to obtain federal authorization; however, our fight is far from over.  MAC is very grateful to our delegation for their continued support of Morganza and pushing the Corps to meet their deadlines, especially Senators Landrieu and Vitter as they were instrumental in recently passing the 2013 WRDA through the Senate.   MAC continues to lobby Congress for federal authorization in the 2013 WRDA bill,” says Bergeron

“Terrebonne and Lafourche Parish residents have waited more than 20 years for federal authorization of Morganza and now we are closer than ever.  Citizens of Terrebonne Parish have stepped up to the plate to tax themselves in order to build the first phase of Morganza and now it is finally time for a federal authorization.

“Terrebonne Parish is an economic engine for this entire nation; protecting us protects significant American energy and seafood resources. While our Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District proceeds with the first lift of levees and floodgates along the Morganza alignment, we continue to demand federal support for this hurricane protection system that our community needs and deserves,” Bergeron concludes.

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