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March 22, 2013

Corps moving ahead with dam restrictions

Political leaders say limitations on fishing access could hurt tourism

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Wolf Creek Dam —

Congressman Hal Rogers met the day after the informational meeting with DeLapp to express his concern and opposition. A representative from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office requested information about research done that was basis for the regulations.
Sen. Mitch McConnell, in a letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army (Civil Works), wrote: 
“In addition to the negative impacts USACE's (United States Army Corps of Engineers’) plan would have on recreational fishing and tourism in these communities, I am told it would cost the federal government some $3 million to implement.   
“With a federal deficit above $16 trillion and counting, I believe it would be irresponsible to unnecessarily spend an additional $3 million in taxpayer dollars on an initiative to which local communities are vigorously opposed and that would harm Kentucky's economy,” McConnell’s letter said.
Kentucky Senator Chris Girdler during the informational meeting called the restrictions a “job killer.” He said “ ... fishing here means jobs here. This is more than a safety concern. This is a job concern.” 
 
 

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