The fate of the proposed Yazoo Pumps project lies in the hands of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but their decision to veto it hinges on the actions of individuals like you.
An EPA veto would put an end to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to build the world’s largest hydraulic pumping plant in one of the most sparsely populated regions in the state of Mississippi. In a throwback to another era and contrary to federal policy, the Corps would use the Yazoo Pumps to drain wetlands so agribusiness can intensify production to reap more farm subsidy payments.
The Yazoo Pumps Project would:
- Waste $220 million in taxpayer money
- Drain and damage more than 200,000 acres of wetlands in the heart of the Mississippi River flyway
- Ruin some of the richest natural resources in the nation
Please tell the EPA that you support a veto of the Yazoo Pumps.
To find out more about the Yazoo Pumps Project, please visit:
- American Rivers
- Environmental Defense Fund
- The EPA
- Time Magazine
- US Fish & Wildlife Service Fact Sheet
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