Today, Levees.Org revealed new information found in records we obtained under the Freedom of Information Act on the official federal government’s levee study (IPET) after Hurricane Katrina.
These records show that as early as October 2005, the US Army Corps of Engineers directed the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and later paid the group more than $1.1 million for their peer review of the IPET and for giving power point seminars which contained at least 10 falsehoods, 4 significant omissions and numerous misrepresentations.
We strongly feel these power points presented by ASCE staffers at engineering colleges, universities, and conferences both nationwide and abroad were essentially ‘spin campaigns’ cleverly crafted to understate and minimize the US Army Corps’ role in the disastrous flooding on August 29, 2005.
Members of the ASCE are forbidden from making false or exaggerated statements and also from making statements for an interested party unless this is disclosed.
Don’t take our word for it. Watch the power point, and decide for yourself.
Then please click here and demand the 8/29 Investigation Act. Don’t we all deserve levees that work?