This is part of a much larger water resource bill Bush vetoed. He said was too expensive. Congress overroad his veto.

This is from the Greater Yellowstone e-news.

“Congress authorizes $30 million to protect Yellowstone River – It’s been over a decade since the historic floods of 1996-97 spurred an unprecedented wave of environmentally-destructive bank stabilization activity along the Yellowstone River in Montana. Now, thanks to the new Water Resource Development Act (WRDA), passed by Congress over the objections of President Bush, $30 million has been authorized for restoration projects to repair and protect the river from further damage.”

Full story. Yellowstone River Floodplain Protection. GYC e-news. The project is to prevent further harmful kinds of bank stabilization on the Yellowstone River and repair some of the mess already made to protect trophy homes and other developments, mostly in Paradise Valley.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He has been a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and also its President. For many years he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

4 Responses to Congress authorizes $30 million to protect the Yellowstone River

  1. Rick Hammel says:

    Can you believe it? Congress finally overrode a Bush veto!!

  2. dbaileyhill says:

    I must be dreaming…..

  3. Heather says:

    That is the most wonderful news I have heard all week. We should send thank you letters to congress..

  4. Jon Way says:

    Bush will probably now allocate $30 trillion to Iraq just to spite congress

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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