The Faulty Flood Forecast of Favored Special Interests

// Written by Brad Walker, MCE Rivers Director How regulations save money, create jobs and protect the public You have all probably noticed this phenomenon; Americans (or at least a portion of us) are always going to war. I am not speaking of those actual wars we have had over the last couple of decades…

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Officials Tell EPA: Call the Corps on West Lake Landfill

Senator Blunt, Senator McCaskill, Congressman Clay and Congresswoman Wagner, representing constituents in the St. Louis region, have sent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks a letter asking EPA to contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the West Lake Landfill. The letter states: “The St. Louis Corps’ handling of…

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MCE Applauds Federally Elected Officials’ Support for Corps of Engineers at the Radioactive West Lake Landfill

St. Louis, MO – Senator Blunt, Senator McCaskill, Congressman Clay and Congresswoman Wagner sent a letter on February 28, 2014, to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7. The letter requested: That the EPA contract directly with the Army Corps of Engineers to handle any and all remediation needed at the site. That the Corps…

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Nuclear Reactor Fuel Storage Poses Huge Risks

New Study Shows Even a Small Nuclear Reactor Pool Fire Could Displace 4.1 Million People; Make More than 9,000 Square Miles Uninhabitable 34 Groups Urge Nuclear Agency to Suspend Relicensing And Address Safety & Costs WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 18, 2014 – New information from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) showing that even a…

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Should our trade policy ensure greed trumps good?

// Written by Brad Walker, Rivers Director        December 17, 2013 PDF Version A new trade agreement that has been negotiated in secret for seven years called the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP began to emerge out of the shadows last month. The few, leaked portions of the TPP have enraged citizens across the planet because…

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End the Expense of Repeating Failure: Fix the River

// Written by Brad Walker, Rivers Director        December 6, 2013 When special interests wanted to narrow, dam, shorten and channelize our rivers for their benefit they never had any problem with spending the public’s money with reckless abandon and without regard for any natural resource or fiscal consequences. Those barge, grain, chemical and coal interests…

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