Saturday, January 24, 2009

Levee Money in Stimulus Bill

After a long conversation with one of my favorite bloggers, I realized that I should spend less time feeling guilty about not being back in New Orleans, and more time actually following what's going on down there.

As the fight heats up over Obama's promised stimulus package, Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter have requested funding for "more than $6 billion in coastal restoration and levee construction projects in an economic stimulus bill now moving through Congress."

It's about friggin' time. This fall will mark four years since Katrina, and according to the article, "[Army corps of enginieers] officials have said there's a backlog of projects ready for construction that totals more than $65 billion."

Let's get on it, shall we? Let your Senator know you support funds for rebuilding the Gulf, as well as many other infrastructure-related projects.