MDEQ should protect people, and not wedge projects into communities that already have plenty of health and environmental problems to deal with. The August 13th Permit Board meeting was another example of why the MDEQ Environmental Permit Process needs to be examined by the Legislature soon, and made more responsive to the citizens whose health and property are meant to be protected by the agency.
The July meeting of the La. Oyster Task Force looked at post flood damage assessments to oyster stocks in southeast Louisiana and discussed how oyster growers can be compensated when the U.S. Dept of Commerce designates the 2019 flood aftermath as a fishery disaster. Everyone urged patience with the process.