Commissioner Bush: Placement of levee on or along beach favored

Contact: Karina Erickson Press Secretary Texas General Land Office
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PRESS RELEASE — Dec 15, 2018

AUSTIN — Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced his support of the levee proposed by the Coastal Texas Study on or along the beach. The Coastal Texas Study is an important step in the effort to reduce the risk along the Texas coast from dangerous storm surges and other threats.

“The release of the Coastal Texas Study has generated a great deal of discussion and concern over the location of the proposed levee,” said Commissioner George P. Bush. “I appreciate all of those that have attended the meetings and provided feedback. It is important to remember- this is a draft proposal and the location of the levee has not yet been determined. I support locating the barrier on or along the beach, however data and engineering studies must still be done to before we can determine the placement of the levee. We are listening. I will continue to work to ensure that public comments are carefully considered and included as we move forward with this draft proposal.”

Public comments can be provided at: 1) the Public Meetings noted above; 2) mailed to USACE, Galveston District, Attn: Ms. Jennifer Morgan, Environmental Compliance Branch, Regional Planning and Environmental Center, P.O. Box 1229, Galveston, TX 77553-1229; or 3) emailed to Comments must be postmarked by January 9, 2019.


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