USA: Senator Pushes for Estuaries and Wetlands Restoration

Senator Pushes for Estuaries and Wetlands Restoration

U.S. Sen. David Vitter, top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, announced the passage of a bipartisan Clean Estuaries Act of 2014 in committee.

Vitter, along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), worked together to develop the bill that was passed out of committee yesterday and will help provide grants to restore recognized estuaries.

Restoring our nation’s estuary treasures and helping local communities address water infrastructure problems is essential, especially to all the Louisianians who enjoy the cultural and economic benefits and all the natural resources our states estuaries have to offer,” Vitter said. “Getting the Clean Estuaries Act done will help improve estuaries across the country, including the Barataria-Terrebonne estuary.”

Vitter has long fought to protect and restore estuaries and wetlands. As a freshman Congressman in 2001 Vitter first passed his Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Act. In 2012 Vitter passed a reauthorization, which will continue restoration efforts in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin for five more years through 2017.

Press Release, April 4, 2014

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< May 2015 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

WORKSHOP ON MODELLING MIXED-SEDIMENT RIVER MORPHODYNAMICS

In the workshop they will discuss topics that deal with modelling mixed-sediment fluvial processes, covering a wide range of scales…

read more >

ICES Symposium on Marine Ecosystem Acoustics

The Symposium will review and discuss recent developments in acoustic methods and technologies used to characterize and manage marine and freshwater ecosystems…

read more >

XVth World Water Congress 2015

The main theme of the Congress is ‘Global Water, a Resource for Development: Opportunities, Challenges and Constraints’…

read more >

India Ports & Logistics

India Ports & Logistics conference provides key updates on port projects while discussing innovative and efficient cargo management solutions…

read more >

Jobs>

Senior Engineer

Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc. (GBA) is posting the following career opportunity in their Houston, TX and Baltimore, MD and Tampa, FL offices...

apply

Hydrographic Surveyor

Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc. (GBA) is posting the following career opportunity in their Houston, TX and Baltimore, MD and Tampa, FL offices....

apply