Corps of Engineers

 

Corps of Engineers - Notices

 

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

 TROUBLED 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.

 

(3)  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]

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