But, this period may also reflect an additional time period for the Richton foes to work on getting the plan changed. The opposition seems less about creating a reserve site at Richton than it is about the environmental impact on the Pascagoula River and Gulf of Mexico. During this moratorium on filling the reserve, perhaps better ideas will surface and be accepted for the Richton plan. The current plan may be good for Richton, but it bears a potentially heavy expense to the Coast environment.
Considering the initial plans were made days after Katrina struck the coast and involved little input from coast residents the delay is poetic justice. Hopefully now our voices will be heard and our objections will be taken into consideration.