Action Alert: Yazoo Pumps Project

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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
The final comment period ends next Monday, May 5. This is your last chance to tell the EPA to dump the Yazoo Pumps once and for all. More than 2,000 eRiver advocates have already taken action. This is a great start, but to finally put an end to this project, we need to generate more than twice that number. Please help us reach that goal.

Please tell the EPA that you support a veto of the Yazoo Pumps.

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