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NFC: Fw: [Corps] Corps Reform Update
CASE STUDY OF THE WEEK: SCANDAL ROCKS UPPER MISS NAVIGATION STUDY
The Pentagon is investigating charges that top U.S. Army Corps of
officials illegally manipulated economic data in order to justify
construction of seven new locks on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois
To read articles and a whistle-blower’s affidavit, visit
CORPS BUDGET REQUEST RELEASED
The Corps $4 billion budget request includes new funding for the
of the Missouri River, Florida’s Everglades and increases funding for the
Section 1135 and Section 206 restoration programs. To learn more, visit
To learn what you can do, visit http://www.amrivers.org/rbudget.html
HELP SAVE SNAKE RIVER SALMON
Federal salmon managers will take public comments supporting the removal
four dams on the Lower Snake River to avoid the extinction of four salmon
and steelhead runs until March 31.
To support Snake River dam removal, visit www.salmonforever.org
For more information, visit American Rivers' Snake River Campaign page at
MISSOURI RIVER DAM OPERATIONS THREATEN NATIVE SPECIES
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has concluded that current and
Missouri River dam operations would lead to the extinction of three
To learn more, visit the press release at
For more information on dam reforms proposed by conservation groups, see
Fact Sheet on Spring Rise and Split Navigation Season Alternative for
Missouri River at http://www.amrivers.org/missourispringrisefacts.html.
It’s Not Too Late To Sign On For River Funding For FY’01:
American Rivers is again accepting sign-ons for the River Budget:
Priorities for Local River Conservation in FY 2001. As of January 15,
than 440 river conservation organizations, community groups, recreation
organizations, and others had added their names to the list of groups
supporting the budget (see http://www.amrivers.org/rbudget2001list.html
the full list of sign on groups as of November 1).
To see the final River Budget for FY’01 visit
http://www.amrivers.org/rbudget.html. To sign on in support, contact Suzy
McDowell at smcdowell at amrivers_org.
Note – the River Budget for FY’01 went to the printers in late October.
groups that sign on to the River Budget after November 15 will be listed
an addendum sheet to be inserted in the printed documents and added to
online list of sign on groups.
1025 Vermont Ave, NW, #720
Washington, DC 20005
smcdowell at amrivers_org