So in it's in the economic interests of the state of louisiana to keep the river word is

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It in place because of our economic interest because of the water transport all the ships going up and down the mississippi river the big barged traffic the brings cornyn grain from the midwest all the way down to this massive port facility where down there so in it's in the economic interests of the state of louisiana to keep the river word is so hurricane katrina came in chewed up tons of more marsh no flooded many many areas of marche and basically accelerated the process of erosion but as long as that mississippi river cemented in place it can't spread those sediments out it can't build lan it just funnels all the settlement out into the deep waters of the gulf for it does no good for anyone so um it katrina just sort of took a bad situation and made a lot worse in two thousand ten the gulf coast was hit by the bpis fell can you give us a short history of the spell and how it affected the area's economy an environ sure um this was a well call the macondo well the.

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