Corps of Engineers
25 Apr 2001
Nashville Corps of Engineers Regulatory Branch has Moved!:
The Nashville District Corps of Engineers Regulatory Branch is now located at:
3701 Bell Road, near Percy Priest Dam
For more information, call (615) 369-7500.
April 17, 2000
WATERS: Congress, the Corps of Engineers, and Wasteful Water Projects:
The Taxpayers for Common Sense and
the National Wildlife Federation's report released on March 2, 2000, lists
the 25 most wasteful water projects.
According to the repost, no other Federal agency has had, and continues
to have, such a profound impact on the nation's
environmentally-sensitive floodplains, waterways, and coastal areas
as the Corps. Since its inception
in 1979, billions of taxpayer dollars are often
wasted on environmentally harmful, ineffective Corps projects. Here are the top 3 in the report:
(1) The $275 million Grand Prairie
Demonstration Project is the first of five Eastern Arkansas irrigation
projects that together would cost over $1 billion and would jeopardize
the White River National Wildlife Refuge.
(2) The $311 million Delaware River
Deepening Project (Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey) would deepen 108
miles of the Delaware River up to the Port of Philadelphia.
Driven by large agribusiness corporations, the Corps is likely
to recomend a $1.2 billion project to expand the Upper Mississippi River
System Locks (Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota).
Taxpayers and NWF are starting a Corps
Watch Network to monitor such activities.
For more information visit Taxpayer's web site www.taxpayer.net
or NWF's web site at www.nwf.org
. To sign up for the Network
for a copy of the report or to learn more, contact Jeff Stein with Taxpayers
for Common Sense at 202-546-8500 or [email protected]