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NFC: Fw: [Corps] Corps Reform Update
NEW REPORT DETAILS CORPS BOONDOGGLES
A report by Taxpayers for Common Sense and the National Wildlife
details 25 Corps of Engineers boondoggles. To read the report, visit
GROUPS SEEK NAVIGATION STUDY DELAY
A coalition of conservation and taxpayer funds have asked the Clinton
Administration to suspend the Upper Mississippi River navigation study
an independent review is completed. A federal whistleblower agency found
"substantial likelihood" that Army Corps of Engineers officials violated
regulations and wasted millions of dollars during their controversial
of navigation projects on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers.
the allegations, the Corps continues to spend $13 million on the study.
To learn more, see http://www.amrivers.org/corpsupdate3-7-00lock.html.
To read more articles and the 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 American Rivers’ River Budget page at
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
For more information, visit American Rivers’ Snake River Campaign page at
WRDA 2000 HEARINGS SLATED
House committees will hold hearings on the Water Resources Development
of 2000 in March and may approve legislation by the end of April. Key
include recent scandals, Everglades restoration, and a growing backlog of
authorized projects. To view the Water Resources Development Act of 1999,
visit http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas2.html and type in H.R. 1480. You
also view a list of projects authorized by the last WRDA visit
SUPPORT RIVER FUNDING
American Rivers is still accepting sign-ons for the River Budget:
Priorities for Local River Conservation in FY 2001. More than 450 river
conservation organizations, community groups, recreation organizations,
others had added their names to the list of groups supporting the budget
(see the full list of sign on groups as of March 1 visit
To see the final River Budget for FY’01 visit
To sign on in support, contact Suzy McDowell at smcdowell at amrivers_org.
Feel free to forward this update to others.
To sign up or unsubscribe, email smcdowell at amrivers_org
1025 Vermont Ave, NW, #720
Washington, DC 20005
smcdowell at amrivers_org