Urge your Senators to put the Army Corps of Engineers on the right track

July 14th, 2006 9:01 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Julie, – action [at]
Date: Jul 14, 2006 10:40 AM
Subject: Urge your Senators to put the Army Corps of Engineers on the right track

Last year our country watched the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina unfold: the levees of New Orleans burst, the streets flooded, and people were left with no place to go. However, with proper management of our waterways we can help make sure this tragedy never happens again.

One of the government agencies taking the brunt of the blame for the flooding of New Orleans is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corp is in charge of this “management,” but for decades has prioritized water projects based on pork barrel politics rather than the needs of the people and wildlife that depend on healthy waters.

Click here to tell your Senators that it’s time to change the way the Corps of Engineers does business.

Very soon, the Senate is set to vote on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which includes two important Corp reform amendments introduced by Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI) and John McCain (R-AZ). These amendments would be a great first step to reforming the Corp of Engineers and would help ensure the mismanagement we all witnessed during Hurricane Katrina never happens again.

Click here to urge your Senators to put the Corp of Engineers on the right track by voting for the Feingold-McCain amendments to the WRDA.

These amendments will help make sure that the Army Corp of Engineers is protecting the people and wildlife that depend on healthy and safe waterways, instead of bowing to political pressure.

Help ensure that we are equipped to prevent the type of devastation that struck New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina—click here to take action now!

Once you’ve written your letter, please forward this message to your friends, family members, and co-workers and ask them to join you in writing to their Senators today!

Thanks for your help!


Julie Waterman
Campaign Director,
info [at]

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