Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District Council May Suing FEMA
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District Council met to discuss a possible lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to explain why the agency termed local levees useless, a move which FEMA has used to justify its plan to raise flood insurance rates.
FEMA has not yet responded to the group's November 4, 2009 FOIA requests for information regarding levees in Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties.
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