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Corps Reform Update
June 5, 2000
SENATE RIDER FIGHT THIS WEEK
Senators will fight a rider this week that would block
Corps reform. Senators Stevens (R-AK) and Domenici (R-NM)
included the rider in the Senate’s Agriculture
To learn more, visit www.amrivers.org/corpsreform.html
To send a letter or call your Senator, visit
EDITORIALS SUPPORT CORPS REFORM
Major newspapers – including the Minneapolis Star Tribune
and the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch – support Corps reforms
and oppose anti-reform riders.
To read two recent editorial, visit
To contact your local editorial writer, contact
kmiller at amrivers_org or visit
CONSERVATION GRUPS SEEK REFORMS
Conservation groups urged Congress to reform the Corps by
requiring independent review, modern estimates of benefits
and costs, greater local cost-sharing and by holding the
Corps to the same wetland mitigation standards as private
To view testimony, visit
INDEPENDENT REVIEW BLASTS MISSISSIPPI NAVIGATION STUDY
An independent review of the Corps’ scandal-plagued study
of Mississippi River navigation needs concludes that Corps
traffic forecasts are flawed.
To read an article, visit
To read the report, visit http://www.nemw.org
MISSOURI RIVER BIOLOGICAL OPINION DELAYED
Dam reforms needed to protect sturgeon and shorebirds have
been delayed by a month but are still expected to include
higher spring flows and lower summer flows.
To read and article, visit
To learn more about the Missouri, visit
CORPS APPROVES HUDSON RIVER PARK
The Corps approved a five-mile long park along the Hudson
River in Manhattan that many environmental groups oppose.
For more information, visit
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