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May 18, 2002 | From the Washington Post
WASHINGTON--Less than three weeks after the Army Corps of Engineers said it would suspend about 150 of its congressionally approved water projects in response to criticism of the agency's economic analyses, the agency has already cleared most of them to proceed. The corps said Friday that it had reviewed 172 projects since April 30, when Maj. Gen. Robert H.
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NATIONAL
May 1, 2002 | From the Washington Post
The Army Corps of Engineers is suspending work on about 150 congressionally approved water projects to review the economics used to justify them, an unprecedented response to criticism of Corps analyses inside and outside the Bush administration. Maj. Gen. Robert Griffin, director of the Corps' civil works program, said the Corps will immediately stop work on billions of dollars' worth of active public works projects that are not yet under construction.
NEWS
December 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Bush administration draft of rules for a $7.8-billion restoration of the Florida Everglades maps out a broad strategy to save water but has no deadlines or time lines demanded by environmental activists. The draft, released by the Army Corps of Engineers, includes only the most general of plans for saving the nation's shrinking wetlands. The blueprint specifies elimination of canals, conservation of water and the tracking of wildlife over three decades.
NEWS
November 12, 2001 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
A new policy by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could substantially weaken protection of the nation's remaining wetlands, including the ragged remnants of marshes and streams in California, federal officials and environmentalists say. Critics say that a corps letter, dated Oct. 31 and written without the knowledge of other federal agencies that oversee wetlands, retreats from a decade-old policy that the nation's amount of wetlands cannot be reduced.
NEWS
August 9, 2001 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed Wednesday to weaken a series of rules to protect wetlands, including a requirement that developers create or restore a wetland for every one they destroy through building. The proposals were part of an effort by the corps to loosen rules they set last year--with the prodding of Clinton administration officials--to better safeguard wetlands as required by the Clean Water Act.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2001
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Newhall Land & Farming Co. and the Army Corps of Engineers by environmentalists who claimed the firm had used noise machines to frighten two species of endangered birds from a construction site. The suit sought a review of a permit issued by the corps that allows Newhall Land to alter the banks of the Santa Clara River for its projects. U.S. District Court Judge Stephen V. Wilson dismissed the case Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Newhall Land & Farming Co. and the Army Corps of Engineers by environmentalists who said the firm had used noise machines to frighten two species of endangered birds from a construction site. The suit sought a review of a permit issued by the corps that allows Newhall Land to alter the banks of the Santa Clara River for its projects. Federal wildlife officials said Newhall Land used 30 to 40 of the devices, known as hazing machines, along the river.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2001 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A developer is preparing to tear down a Depression-era earthen embankment, near the mouth of a Rancho Cucamonga canyon, that many experts say provides indispensable protection for hundreds of homes, several schools and the nearby Ontario International Airport. Part of the 1.3-mile-long levee could come down any day. The decision to remove it is based on the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2001
Organizers of the San Fernando Valley Fair said Monday they may cancel this year's event, citing permit restrictions imposed by the Army Corps of Engineers that would ban alcohol sales and limit hours of operation. The 55th annual fair was scheduled to run June 7-10 at Hansen Dam Recreation Center, which the corps owns. Katie Parks, an outdoor recreation planner for the corps, said a decision would be made by Wednesday about possibly lifting the restrictions.
NEWS
March 1, 2001 | From The Washington Post
The Army Corps of Engineers has temporarily suspended its eight-year, $60-million study of Mississippi River construction projects, a response to an independent report released Wednesday detailing serious flaws with the agency's economic and environmental analyses. The National Academy of Sciences report concludes that the study was marred by inaccurate projections and inappropriate methodologies.
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