This week, The Lens published columns with opposing views about how to rebuild the sinking Louisiana coast.
- George Ricks, president of the Save Louisiana Coalition, wrote that sediment diversions can’t keep up with erosion, much less rebuild what’s already been lost. Instead, he thinks the state should dredge sediment.
- David Muth, director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign, wrote that dredging has a role, but diversions are cheaper and make use of the sediment that flows out of the mouth of the river.
Thursday at noon CST, Ricks and Muth will join us here for a live, text-based Web chat. Lens environmental reporter Bob Marshall will kick things off with a few questions, and then Ricks and Muth will field questions from Lens readers.
Once the event is live, you can post your questions and comments under the “live chat” heading below. I’ll moderate your comments to keep the discussion on track. We’re looking for a civil conversation about the relative merits of these approaches.
The chat will remain here once the event is over, and you can continue the discussion in the comments section.
See you Thursday at noon.