Post-Harvey, Houston officials hope Congress is up for funding Ike Dike

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HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday gave his strongest endorsement to date for constructing a physical coastal barrier to protect the region from deadly storm surge during hurricanes. Though such a barrier system would not have guarded against the unrelenting and unprecedented rain Hurricane Harvey dumped on the area, Turner — one of the region's last leaders to endorse the "coastal spine" concept — said at a Tuesday news conference that he believes it is crucial. "We cannot talk about rebuilding" from Harvey "if we do not build the coastal spine,” he said. With Harvey...

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