Yesterday, the Baton Rouge Advocate ran a story on the displeasure St. Tammany Parish's officials have with the proposed "one lake project" south of Lakeland Drive. Louisiana public officials and swamp tour captains are not the only skeptics. The hired guns at the Gulf Restoration Network are questioning the efficacy of the lake as well. However, listening to Duane O'Neill, President/CEO of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, there is increased optimism the 1,500 acre, more or less, lake will become a reality within ten years. Apparently, officials from the cities around Jackson are favoring the lake, and the Army Corps of Engineers may have changed its tune as well. It's hard to ignore the positive economic impact this type of project will bring; that's in addition to any flooding issues alleviated. The upcoming environmental impact statement should shed plenty of light on the environmental effects said lake will have downstream. Visit the Pearl River Vision Foundation's website for information.