Levees.org featured on CNN

CNN featured Levees.org's nomination of levee breach sites for national historic recognition

Today CNN ran a story about Levees.org’s 18-month quest to list two major levee breach sites to the National Register of Historic Places.

The story was featured all day today on National and International News.

We believe CNN’s Joe Sutton did a good job.

But we note with interest that many readers left comments complaining of the expense to taxpayers for recognizing the worst civil engineering disaster in U.S. history.

In fact, Levees.org absorbs the great lion’s share of the expense in preparing the 39-page documentation.

A small share of taxpayer funding would include a Louisiana expert panel which voted against Levees.org’s nomination in November 2011. Some of the members were “uncomfortable” with the nomination because it faulted the Army Corps of Engineers for the levee failures.

UPDATE: Today, January 30th, the Corps of Engineers’ Federal Preservation Officer has finally confirmed receipt of our Levee Breaches nomination at the Pentagon, which FEDEX records show was received on December 30th, a month ago. One may ask does it take almost a month for mail arriving at the Pentagon to finally make it to the appropriate person’s desk?

Be that as it may, the FPO has confirmed receipt at 10:07 a.m. January 13, 2012. Under regulation 36 CFR 60, the FPO has sixty days to respond, or not.

Click here for the CNN article by Joe Sutton.

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