Shell game

Number 20608
Subject Real Estate
Source Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
State Louisiana
Year 2003
Publication Date May 4,11,18,25, 2003
Summary An exhaustive investigation into the Caernarvon Freshwater Diversion Project, a state-backed project that destroyed oyster crops by dumping fresh water in commercial oyster marshes, and the lawsuit that followed. Most oyster marshes make only $25,000 in the very best of years. However, after the marshes were destroyed by the Project, a jury decided that $1.3 billion should be awarded as compensation for about 160 farmers who lost their marshes.
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Pages 66
Keywords Caernarvon Freshwater Diversion Project;oyster leases;lawsuit;state government
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