Mississippi Secretary of State to visit Coast today on Bonnet Carre Spillway

Current Secretary of State, and incoming Lieutenant Governor, Delbert Hosemann is scheduled to be in South Mississippi later today.

A press conference has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. today where Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is scheduled to announce actions being taken by the state, related to the Mississippi Sound.

The presser is set to take place at the Secretary of State’s office in Gulfport.

Just last week, South Mississippi cities, counties, and organizations joined together and filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi River Commission.

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Gulfport by the cities of Biloxi, D’iberville, Waveland, Harrison and Hancock counties, the Mississippi Hotel and Lodging Association, and Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United.

The lawsuit accuses the Corps of violating federal law by opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway for extended periods of time, which had adverse impacts in South Mississippi.

The lawsuit is not asking for monetary damages, but for a temporary injunction to be placed requiring the Corps to consult with Coast governments regarding future openings of the spillway.

Be sure to tune into News 25 later today for full coverage of today’s press conference.

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