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State sues Corps over MRGO restoration costs

KEVIN McGILL

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana coastal restoration officials are suing a federal agency over the cost of fixing damage blamed on a now-closed south Louisiana waterway.

The federal court lawsuit was filed Tuesday in New Orleans by the Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority. It notes that the man-made Mississippi River Gulf Outlet is widely blamed for contributing to flooding during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It says federal law ordering the closure of the channel also requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore wetlands damaged by years of poor maintenance of the waterway.

The suit says federal law requires the Corps to cover the restoration costs, while the Corps seeks 35 percent of the nearly $3 billion cost from Louisiana.

The Corps declined comment on the lawsuit.

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