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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 10:07 PM

Under the category?"What could possibly go wrong?"

Well, here's what could go wrong.

How a Little Known Government Board Decimated Gulf Coast Fisheries

A federal commission whose longest-serving member is an EPA-hating Arkansas farmer appointed by former President Jimmy Carter helped make decisions that decimated the gulf’s seafood industry this year.

Toxic algae closed all 21 of Mississippi’s beaches after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a Louisiana spillway, pouring more than 10 trillion gallons of freshwater laced with fertilizer, pesticides, sewage and other pollutants into the Mississippi Sound.

The influx of freshwater in the brackish Mississippi Sound damaged oyster, blue crab and shrimp fisheries. Blue crab harvests were down about 25% and shrimp down about 40%.

“Our natural and economic resources have been damaged and will continue to be damaged long after the Bonnet Carré spillway is closed,” said Delbert Hosemann, the Mississippi secretary of state.


Read the full article here-it's depressing: https://www.dcreport.org/2019/08/14/how-a-little-known-government-board-decimated-gulf-coast-fisheries

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