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Assemblyman Demands Redress for Mizouri

2011/04/28

7 Floréal CCXIX (26 April 2011)

Continuing his fight for the environment and his First Nation constituents, Assemblyman Honoré Desprès (FN-Gascogne) presented today his legislation pushing for the abolition of all levees along the Louisiannan banks of the Mizouri River, matching similar efforts in Les Plaines and the Unincorporated Territories of the North American League.

“The channelization and damming of the Mizouri have lead to dire results.  We have seen the worst flooding in  recorded history.  We have seen horrific loss of biodiversity.  When will we understand that the European view of controlling nature is neither manageable nor desirable?”

As part of his arguments in today’s session assemblyman Desprès cited the recent changes of attitude by local governments in both the UT and in Les Plaines and the removal of nearly 85% of all levees along the northern and eastern shores of the great river.

Citing statistics provided by the North American League Parliament, losses from flooding in the unfettered zones along the League river bank have been radically reduced since the efforts to restore the river’s natural course began following the flooding of an CCI (1993).

Further data presented from an Assembly Special Commission report dating to last year suggests that the levees along the Louisiannan side are likely to fail should flood levels of reach that of an CCI.

His presentation today was received coolly by assemblymen and assemblywomen from the farming districts along the river.  It is unclear whether the vote on Friday will ultimately favor or reject this proposal.

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