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Louisiana attorney general files suit over widening waterway

By KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the United States, saying a federal waterway has expanded well beyond boundaries set in a 1920s agreement.

Friday’s federal lawsuit says the Intracoastal Waterway encroaches on state land in Vermilion Parish.

Attorney General Jeff Landry and Rep. Garret Graves say in a news release the lawsuit seeks to hold the Army Corps of Engineers accountable for the waterway’s part in coastal erosion and saltwater intrusion. The U.S. Justice Department did not immediately respond to comment requests.

Gov. John Bel Edwards says he will review the suit. He said neither he nor the state coastal protection office was consulted about it.

The suit says the waterway is 670 feet wide at some points, despite a servitude limiting the width to 300 feet.

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