Miami dredge project to restart, ending efforts to save coral

June 6, 2014 11:21 PM

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MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday denied a request from researchers seeking more time to save an underwater field of coral in a Miami channel where dredging is set to begin this weekend.

"Taxpayers would be paying $50,000 to $100,000 a day to keep that dredge on standby and that's not happening," said Susan Jackson, a corps spokeswoman.

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