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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22276 - Coastal Louisiana Ecosystem Restoration After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
25-Oct-2007; Jeffrey Zinn; 6 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
June 5, 2007 January 24, 2007
June 2, 2006
May 4, 2006
http://www.ncseonline.org/nle/crsreports/05dec/RS22276.pdf
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Abstract: Prior to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had been seeking congressional approval for a $1.1 billion program both to construct five projects that would help restore specified sites in the coastal wetland ecosystem in Louisiana, and to continue planning several othe.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Wetlands, Government, Risk & Reform
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33597 - Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO): Issues for Congress
4-Aug-2006; Nicole T. Carter, Charles V. Stern; 14 p.
Abstract: The Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO, or Outlet) is an element in the navigation network of the Mississippi River that connects the Gulf of Mexico to navigation facilities in central New Orleans. The MRGO, which was constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) in the 1960s, is a 76-mile .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Government, Water, Wetlands
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22281 - General Services Administration Federal Facilities Affected by Hurricane Katrina
9-May-2006; Stephanie Smith; 5 p.
Update: August 25, 2006

Previous releases

/NLE/CRSreports/06Jun/RS22281.pdf.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, causing widespread flooding and significant infrastructure damage to 83 federal facilities in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The General Services Administration (GSA) is the federal government’s primary real property agency, with 11 r.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Wetlands

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go directly to report, PDF _ IB97014 - Wetland Issues
5-Apr-2006; Jeffrey A. Zinn and Claudia Copeland; 18 p.
Update: May 24, 2006

MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its most recent periodic survey of changes in wetland acreage in March. Covering 1998 to 2004, it concluded that during this time period there was a small net gain in overall wetland acres for the first time .... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The 109th Congress, like earlier ones, may consider various wetland policy topics, but the precise direction of legislative activity is uncertain. Of interest are statements by the Bush Administration shortly after the 2004 election that restoration of 3 million wetland acres would be a priori.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Wetlands, Natural Resources, Legislative

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go directly to report, HTML _ 98-975 - An Endangered Species Act Issue for Southeastern Florida: Johnson's Seagrass
9-Dec-1998; Eugene Buck; 6 p.
Abstract: Johnson's seagrass, a small marine plant growing in shallow estuaries and coastal lagoons only along the southeastern Florida coast, has been listed by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the first marine plant so listed. The c.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Wetlands, Marine
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go directly to report, HTML _ 97-849 - Wetlands Mitigation Banking: Status and Prospects
12-Sep-1997; Jeffrey Zinn; 17 p.
Abstract: Wetland protection is controversial because the federal government regulates activities on private lands and because the natural values at some of these regulated sites are being debated. This controversy pits property owners and development interests against environmentalists and others who seek to.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Wetlands
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS21331 - Everglades Restoration: Modified Water Deliveries Project
23-Aug-2005; Pervaze A. Sheikh; 6 p.
Update: nov 11, 2005

Prvious: /nle/crsreports/05mar/RS21331.pdf

Most Recent Developments:

The Modified Waters Deliveries Project(Mod Waters) is being implemented by the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in southern Florida. (See Figure 1.) For FY2006, the Administrat.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The Modified Water Deliveries Project (Mod Waters) is a controversial ecological restoration project in south Florida designed to improve water delivery to Everglades National Park. The implementation schedule of Mod Waters is of interest to Congress partly because its completion is required before .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Wetlands, Water

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go directly to report, HTML _ 95-937 - Federal Agency Programs in Living Aquatic Resources and Aquatic Habitat Protection
15-Aug-1995; Eugene H. Buck; 102 p.
Abstract: This report identifies the activities of Federal executive agencies related to living aquatic (freshwater and marine) resources (including fisheries and marine mammals), and aquatic habitats. Information on programs for these resources was originally requested from various agencies in the fall of 19.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Wetlands
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go directly to report, HTML _ 95-796 - Wetlands Legislation: Comparison of Two Bills
5-Jul-1995; Claudia Copeland; 11 p.
Abstract: How best to protect the Nation's remaining wetlands and regulate activities taking place in wetlands has become one of the most contentious environmental policy issues, with much of the legislative attention having recently focused on section 404 of the Clean Water Act, the principal Federal regulat.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Wetlands
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go directly to report, HTML _ RL30423 - Wetlands Regulation and the Law of Property Rights
17-Feb-2000; Robert Meltz
Abstract: Federal and state wetlands regulation continues to generate lawsuits claiming that a wetland owner's property has been ¨taken,¨ and therefore should be compensated. This report reviews the large body of law developed in court decisions in this area, as a backdrop to congressional efforts t.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Wetlands, Risk & Reform
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