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Julie Hill-Gabriel on “Water Resources Development Acts: Status of Implementation and Assessing Future Needs.”

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Statement of Julie Hill-Gabriel  Vice President for Water Conservation  National Audubon Society  Washington, DC    Before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,   Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment  “Water Resources Development Acts: Status of Implementation and Assessing Future Needs.”    Chair Napolitano, Ranking Member Westerman, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for […]

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EPA’s Dangerous Move Threatens 250+ Bird Species in the Mississippi Flyway

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In 2008, the George W. Bush administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) vetoed a harmful drainage project in the Mississippi Delta known as the Yazoo Backwater Pumps. EPA cited the project would cause “unacceptable damage” to some of the nation’s “richest wetland and aquatic resources”. At the time, this was EPA’s 12th veto in the history […]

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