Louisiana Fishermen make passionate call against Mississippi River diversion plan – video

CHALMETTE, La. — Emotions ran high Monday night at a meeting in St. Bernard Parish about coastal restoration. The plan to divert the Mississippi River into wetlands has sparked an uproar, with some in the fisheries industry saying it’ll kill their livelihood. It’s a 50-year plan expected to cost $50 billion, all in the name of restoring the state’s disappearing coast line. Monday night, it came under fire. “I don’t want it. Nobody wants it,” said Robert Campo, a St. Bernard Parish resident. “Hey, let me tell you something. This government was built for the people by the people. When the hell did that go out the damn window?”         [email protected]

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