Government & Politics

March 5, 2014

Water, land and litigation: Lawsuit renews vigorous debate over future of Missouri River

More than 200 farmers and landowners in the Missouri River basin have sued the federal government, accusing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of improper decisions that they say led to costly flooding. The landowners say the corps de-emphasized flood control in favor of protecting fish and wildlife. That choice, they say, led to floods — and an unconstitutional taking of their land.

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