Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Save Our Wetlands, Kill Humans

The Save Our Wetlands organization is trying deperatley to save their name, amongst other things.

In light of recent stories blasting the organization for filing lawsuits in 1977 to prevent the Army Corps of Engineers from building a more effective floodgate system, the organization takes aim at the levee system set up in place of the alternative they sued against.

Quoted from SaveOurWetlands.org:

"'Mr. Naomi said an I-wall section of the levee did indeed fail, and he agreed that a T-wall design design probably wouldn't have'".

They use Mr. Naomi to point out that the levee sytem failed, leaving out the whole time that the floodgate system would have not. More importantly, because these earth saving greenies have tied up the courts with this crap, they delayed this life saving project forty years. If built when initially planned, the project would have been in place about twenty years before Hurrican Katrina hit.

Quoted from Michael Tremoglie and FrontPageMagazine.com:

"In the 1970s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity Hurricane Barrier Project planned to build fortifications at two strategic locations, which would keep massive storms on the Gulf of Mexico from causing Lake Pontchartrain to flood the city. An article in the May 28, 2005, New Orleans Times-Picayune stated, 'Under the original plan, floodgate-type structures would have been built at the Rigolets and Chef Menteur passes to block storm surges from moving from the Gulf into Lake Pontchartrain.'"

It seems as if to me that they are blatanly ignoring the fact that they sued to rid the plans of setting up a floodgate system. Of course they are, what am I thinking? They don't want to point the finger at themselves. Pass the buck and the blame without telling the whole story. As proved here at DCS, their political rhetoric is extremely flawed and nothing but a bunch of liberal hogwash.

So, once again, it is more important to protect shrimp and shellfish than human life. Sad, isn't it?


At 1:55 PM, Blogger Clownpuncher said...

Typical of the extremist groups. It seems that so many of these groups have never heard of MANAGEMENT! It is either all or nothing. I can understand having a problem with expanding the levy system to make New Orleans bigger but to not allow an upgraded system to protect what you have is just downright stupid. Typical with the environmentalists. They do the same thing to the timber industry and then wonder why half of a state burns with one lightening strike.

At 2:10 PM, Blogger Clownpuncher said...

P.S. How bout a link. =)

At 11:50 PM, Anonymous TetonSavage said...

If wetlands are placed correctly they will save more humans in the end than if they were not placed.

Did you happen to hear about how the city affected by Katrina would have benefited if they did allow wetlands to survive instead of being plowed over for development?

Most likely not from reading the content of you blog. Look from both sides, one being capitalism and the other reality.

I have already came to the conclusion that you can only see it from the first of the two.

At 9:58 AM, Blogger Only The Shadow Knows! said...

Well all I know is this. They need to get together down there and lynch that levee board. Just run them right out of town on a rail. Did you see those reports that said they spent a million on refurbishing a fountain but only a couple hundred thousand dollars on actually fixing the levees? Those people are so corrupt you can smell it from here. Its disgusting. This has nothing to do with wildlife at this point, this is just about poor management as Clownpuncher said.

Tetonsavage makes the point that correct management of the wetlands is critical as well. It sounds like you both have a valid argument you are just coming at the same conclusion from two different sides. Don't worry about how you get there, just that you get there.

At 12:23 PM, Blogger Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Evidently teton you did not read the post. I am not familiar with the plowing of any wetlands, rather the lawsuit filed to prevent floodgates from being constructed.

SOWL.org doesn't make any mention of this, rather they attack the leeves that were constructed in place of the floodgates.

At 12:31 PM, Blogger Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

C.P. wish granted...

At 12:50 PM, Blogger Dad29 said...

The prioritization of things, over human life, is not exactly new.

CF: Genesis. The apple won, and death became inevitable.


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