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Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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> From: Richard Hollis <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Tue Jan 28, 2003  11:40:08 AM US/Central
> To: "IA-BIRD" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: [ia-bird] Another bad bill in Washington
> Reply-To: "IA-BIRD" <[log in to unmask]>
>
> Senator Kit Bond [Missouri Republican] has introduced a measure that
> would require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to move nests
> of endangered birds that are threatened by high flows of the Missouri
> River.
>
> Bond, has proposed an amendment to the Omnibus Appropriations Bill now
> before the U.S. Senate that would exempt the Missouri River from
> certain Endangered Species Act Requirements. The measure would allow
> the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to flood or move the nests of
> endangered birds nesting downstream from Gavins Point dam near Sioux
> City, Iowa to ensure sufficient river flows for the handful of
> commercial barges plying the lower Missouri River.
>
> The rider also directs the Corps to move the nests and baby chicks of
> the endangered interior least tern and the threatened piping plover off
> river sandbars into a captive rearing facility, a scheme that in the
> past has killed many of the hatchlings.
>
> Politics at its worst.  And I am sure the Corps welcomes it.
>
>
> Rick Hollis
> 3524 Cumberland Ridge Rd  NE
> North Liberty  IA  52317-9328
>
> (319) 665-3141
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> "The investigation of nature is an infinite pleasure-ground where all
> may graze."
>         T H Huxley, 1871
>
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