Improving inland waterways system remains crucial
Earlier this week, progress was made as Rep. Tim Bishop, ranking member on the House of Representatives Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, submitted a letter to the committee's Chairman Rep. Bob Gibbs requesting proposing the bipartisan organization of a stakeholder roundtable to discuss the deteriorating inland waterways system. For a full copy of this letter, click here.
This problem is gaining attention outside of the agricultural community. Last week, thePittsburgh Post-Gazette published a four-part series of articles on the condition of the Pittsburgh region's 23 locks and dams, titled "Locked and Dammed." To read these articles in their entirety, please click here (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4).
For additional information on NCGA's activities through the Waterways Council Inc., and to view a video highlighting the immediate necessity of improvements, please click here.