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STOP THE NEW MADRID LEVEE: Tell the Obama Administration to Stop the Largest Wetlands Destruction Project on the Books Today

STOP THE NEW MADRID LEVEE: Tell the Obama Administration to Stop the Largest Wetlands Destruction Project on the Books Today

Water Protection Network

No project in our country threatens to destroy more wetlands than the St. Johns/New Madrid Levee ProjectSign this petition to tell the Obama Administration to stop this project once and for all. 

This Corps scheme to build a quarter-mile long, 60 ft. high levee on the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri would sever the river from 80,000-acres of floodplain habitat and destroy approximately 50,000 acres of wetlands. The impacts to fish and wildlife would be devastating, more nutrient-laden water would flow down America’s heartland to the Gulf of Mexico and the project would even expose riverside towns to flooding.

By signing this petition your name will be added to the comments below and sent to President Obama.

 

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