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面對布希否決權威脅 美水資源法案仍壓倒性通過

2007年09月27日
摘譯自2007年9月24日ENS美國,華府報導;謝芳怡編譯;蔡麗伶審校

美國俄克拉荷馬州的Ronnie Burkey 和 Micheal McClain等待洪水消退才回家(圖片來源:Marvin Nauman / FEMA提供) 在面對總統否決權的潛在威脅下,美國參議院24日仍以81票對21票的壓倒性票數,通過水資源發展法案。在8月眾議院以381票對40票通過法案後,參議院也跟隨眾議院的腳步通過法案,法案的主要內容批准了洪水控制、航運和生態系統復育等計劃。

此項立法批准了近70億美元的資金,用來支持溼地復育和將路易斯安那州列為5級颶風行經保護地區的洪水控制計劃,以及美國其他地區重要的水資源計劃。

水資源發展法案也批准在上密西西比河和伊利諾斯河興建7座高達1200英尺的水閘,因此對於仰賴內陸水路系統來運送作物到全球市場的農民,以及利用水路來輸送原料和產品的商人來說,水資源發展法案相當重要。

Overwhelming Vote for Water Resources Act Answers Bush Veto Threat
WASHINGTON, DC, September 24, 2007 (ENS)

Despite the looming threat of a presidential veto, the U.S. Senate today passed the Water Resources Development Act conference report by a vote of 81-12. The Senate passage follows House approval in August by a vote of 381-40. The bill authorizes flood control, navigation, and ecosystem restoration projects.

The legislation authorizes nearly $7 billion for wetlands restoration and flood control projects to put Louisiana on the path to Category 5 storm protection, and authorizes dozens of other critical water projects nationwide.

The WRDA legislation provides authorization for seven 1,200 foot locks on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers that WRDA is crucial to farmers who depend on the inland waterway system to deliver their crops to the global marketplace and to businesses who rely on the system to move their raw materials and products.

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蔡麗伶(LiLing Barricman)

In my healing journey and learning to attain the breath awareness, I become aware of the reality that all the creatures of the world are breathing the same breath. Take action, here and now. From my physical being to the every corner of this out of balance's planet.