For the first time since 1990, the EPA has vetoed a flood control project proposed by the Army Corps of Engineers. The $220 million proposal to build the world’s largest water pump in the Mississippi river delta would have moved 6 million gallons of water a minute from 67,000 acres of wetlands along the Yazoo River. Proponents argued that the pumps would protect farmland, but the agency said the project would cause unacceptable damage to fish, wildlife, and waterfowl.

Link to April 9, 2008 news story explaining why the EPA might veto the project.

Link to Sept. 3, 2008 news story stating that EPA did veto the project.