There’s the Right Way and the Army Way
Less than three weeks after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suspended some 150 projects nationwide due to concerns about the accuracy of their economic analyses, the agency announced Friday that it had reviewed all those projects and given the green light for 118 of them to proceed. The speed with which the reviews were conducted spurred renewed criticism of the Corps, which originally came under fire for exaggerating the potential benefits of its projects. When the suspension was announced, some feared that it was merely an attempt to head-off congressional action to reform the agency. Critics say the hasty review confirmed those fears. Of the projects suspended on April 30, only eight are still being evaluated.