Watershed Restoration Acts

Watershed Restoration Acts : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment and Natural Resources of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Watershed Restoration Acts: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment and Natural Resources of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session We are not going to bring these waterways back simply by apply ing technology. We have to raise the environmental consciousness in these areas, and we have seen as we look at the Anacostia River, how easy that is with just a little bit of help from the government. What we have had in the Anacostia is here and there, this and that, and a wonderful cooperation in the region, but it has not been systematic enough to make you think that you are in fact cleaning the river. You do not have that sense. My bill also has environmental justice objectives. For example, the Anacostia runs through areas that are slum areas virtually in the District of Columbia, as well as through beautiful areas of the District of Columbia and beautiful suburban areas in the State of Maryland. But it is, of course, not coincidental that the areas in the District that have seen toxic dumping also are the areas where the river has gotten more than its fair share of dumping. Mr. Chairman, the waterways I am talking about have it all. They have the raw sewage, they have every conceivable kind of runoff, they have man-made dumping, and yet these are the work horse waterways of America. In many cases, they are the water ways that built the great cities and urban areas. I hope we will not allow them to sink into eyesores or stink holes, as some of them are becoming. My bill is both a freestanding bill, and in an abbreviated form, it is now included in the Public Works and Transportation version of the Clean Water Act, assuming we ever get that act through. I ask you to report it out in both forms, and I very much appreciate your early look at and consideration of this bill. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 340g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
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  • 0243206569
  • 9780243206568