Enviros Plan Suit On Endangered Species Harm From Bonnet Carre Spillway

“Two environmental groups are threatening to file suit against the Army Corps of Engineers, the Mississippi River Commission and the Interior Department for failing to evaluate the impact of repeatedly opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

They cite the spillway's effects on nine endangered species, including sea turtles, birds, fish and marine mammals.

The threat to sue, issued Monday, is required by federal law to be delivered to federal agencies 60 days before a lawsuit is to be filed. That gives the agencies time to correct any legal wrongdoing they may have committed before the suit is filed.”

Mark Schleifstein reports for the New Orleans Times-Picayune January 29, 2020.