“Nobody in this room is going to be alive when this thing finally gets going” was my immediate thought.

It was at the end of a very interesting program at the community action committee, presented by Tony Williams of the Texas General Land Office and Kelly Burks-Copes, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Cathy Gillentine is a Daily News columnist. She may be reached at cathy.gillentine@comcast.net.

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Bailey Jones

“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit” - some old dead guy.

Gary Miller

If the world will be un inhabitable in 12 years why is anyone working on a plan that might take 50 years? Hot or cold humans have lived everywhere and thrived doing it. No matter how long or even if the IKE dike never happens people will live on the coast. A hurricane every ten or 15 years just keeps what we build from getting too old. The only thing ruining the coast would be a government law prohibiting rebuilding.

Don Schlessinger


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Steve Fouga

I hope to live a long life, but I also hope NONE of it is spent in an area that is essentially "under construction" for 25 years. I haven't been convinced by any plan I've seen yet, that 1) it is affordable, 2) we can stand it, and 3) it will work.

Patricia C Newsom


Brian Tamney

well thats the first positive spin ive heard on this monstosity, wont live long enough to have to see it.

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