As the public comment period on the “One Lake” proposal comes to a close and in advance of the only public meeting being held in Louisiana, the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) felt it was important to weigh in on the project. The “One Lake” project proposes to dredge 10 miles of the Pearl River and build a dam to create a 1,900-acre lake near Jackson, MS. In response to this proposal, Emily Vuxton, CRCL’s Policy Director released the following statement:
“We are very concerned about the downstream effects of this project on communities and ecosystems in Louisiana. Louisiana is currently in a battle against land loss that is affecting the people and industries that call the lower Pearl River Basin home. The fact that there is consideration for altering the Pearl River Watershed without considering the downstream affects is astounding. Read more.