Monday, March 8, 2010

Ask government to treat our rivers properly

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March 8, 2010
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Dear River Advocate,
We need your help today to make destructive Army Corps water projects a thing of the past. Please take action and tell the Obama Administration to base the nation’s water planning on sound science and to ensure a comprehensive, 21st century approach to protect and restore America’s rivers, coasts, and wetlands.
Water projects in our country have a bad history of destroying the environment, endangering public safety and wasting taxpayer dollars. But we have a unique opportunity to change that. The Administration recently proposed revisions to the water resources planning guidelines that dictate how the Army Corps of Engineers and other water agencies plan water projects. The revisions are a good first step forward. However, we need your action to ensure that improvements are made to usher in a new era of water management that fully protects and restores the nation’s wetlands and floodplains  -- our first line of defense against floods and other climate change impacts.
Urge the Administration to improve the proposed guidelines to protect and restore our water resources! The deadline for comments is April 5.
Thank you for your support,
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Shana Udvardy
Director, Flood Management Policy
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