|10-13-2004 11:44 PM|
Senate Bills Update
The Upper White Salmon River Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was passed by the Senate Sunday! This bill will set aside 20 miles to the existing 8 already listed. The bill now goes to the House.
Other bills that passed the Senate;
The Upper Connecticut River Partnership Act. A Grant and Tech. Assistance program for the Connecticut River watershed to help carry out conservation and restoration projects.
Arizona Water Settlement Act opens the way for major development along the Gila River, Possibly endangering it's fragile eco-systems
Some good, some not so good. These bills need House approval as well before becoming law.
This information from American Rivers