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Westwego to decide on airboat restrictions

Monday night, the Westwego City Council is expected to talk about restricting airboat swamp tours.

Earlier this summer, an airboat business owner asked for a permit to start a new tour in Westwego and that brought out the pros and cons.

The council banned the tours back in 2005, and then lifted the moratorium last month.

Tour boat operators say they’re good for tourists, but critics say airboats are too loud, they affect the quality of life,  and they’re dangerous!

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