Friday, March 02, 2007

Suing the Corps

Ever since the storm, saying or writing "Army Corps of Engineers" feels like the equivalent of calling forth Beelzebub.

This morning's top story from "Submitting a claim for a staggering $77 billion, the city of New Orleans joined tens of thousands of would-be plaintiffs who rushed to beat a Thursday deadline to alert the Army Corps of Engineers that they may sue for losses resulting from the levee breaches after Hurricane Katrina.

Also joining the queue were Entergy New Orleans, the city's bankrupt electrical utility, which is seeking $655 million, and the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, which put in a claim of about $460 million, spokesmen for the agencies said."

It's like a scene from Frankenstein where all the villagers come to storm the castle with their pitchforks and burning torches.


Blogger eBrie said...

It all makes me very sad AND the city isn't anywhere near where it should be so residents can come home.

March 15, 2007 3:04 PM  

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