MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2007 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received
the order issued Sept. 13, 2007, by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and
immediately halted work on the St. Johns/New Madrid Project in order to comply with the Court’s
instructions while the parties concerned review the Court’s accompanying opinion.
The Corps expects to carefully consider its options after it has had time to study Judge
Robertson’s opinion. The Corps and the Justice Department are reviewing the Judge’s decision and no determination has been made as to what the government’s next step will be.
Release no. 07-18