Plan to Dredge Florida Coral Reef Opposed by Environmental Groups

The US army corps of engineers plans to deepen and widen shipping channels to allow more ships to access Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The $374m plan, which has been sent to Congress for approval, would mean vast tracts of seabed will be dug up and deposited out at sea starting next year. Philippe Cousteau, grandson of famed ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, says the plan is “lunacy.”