Environment

BPF promotes environmental regulatory reform and actively engages the bureaucracy regulating flooding on the Mississippi River. BPF believes mitigating the flooding by using Old River Control Complex would give Mississippians back their privately owned land.

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Gold Coast Commodities - Part 2

Gold Coast Commodities - Part 2

by BPF Published November 13, 2020 A wastewater sample that originated from a Brandon-based chemical plant and dumped into the city of Jackson’s sewer system exploded in the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s laboratory in Pearl in 2017, according to a DEQ inspection report.

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Update to Urban Flash Floods Part I: Who Is at Fault?

UPDATE: Bigger Pie first commented on the urban flooding issue in November 2017. It is a serious issue that has frustrated many citizens across Jackson.

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Time to Change the Flood Control Plan

Time to Change the Flood Control Plan

I testified about flooding on the Mississippi before the Mississippi River Commission in Greenville on April 18, 2018. Readers with properties on the river, its oxbow lakes, and tributaries may be surprised to learn why they flood.  It’s the bottlenecks.

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MS River

Mississippi River Commission Presentations

The engineering answer is simple. The politics aren’t. Here’s the story.

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Mississippi River Commission Testimony: Kelley Williams in Greenville Apr 2018

I think everyone here knows the Mississippi is flooding more.  But you might be surprised to know that it’s the worst in 400 years.  And that most of it is due to flood control projects. That’s right, flood control causes flooding.  According to research published in Nature this month.

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The Flood Arms Race

The Flood Arms Race

There is a flood arms race.  It could end in disaster.  It’s between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi River.

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MS River Coarse Change Poster by Dr. Y. Jun Xu - Hydrologist for LSU

MS River Coarse Change Poster by Dr. Y. Jun Xu – Hydrologist for LSU

What would happen if the Mississippi River changed its coarse to the Atchafalaya? Dr. Xu’s poster gives an in-depth look at the MS River’s history, likelihood of a coarse change and the consequences.

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