“Now we are being told that we should spend billions not just on rebuilding houses and roads but on re-engineering the environment as well. Louisiana’s coastal scientists, engineers and politicians suggest that without this coastal restoration project, all other efforts will be endangered. But it’s not that simple, for several reasons.”
These guys are approaching a good point, which should be ‘we don’t need to re-engineer something that would work perfectly well without us being involved. Furthermore, there isn’t land there anymore, and we have no reason to waste billions of dollars creating new places for stupid people to build their houses when there are plenty of other good places to live, especially federal money.’ Let people do what they want as individuals, but I see no reason for the rest of the country to have to pay for building an Atlantis in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico.