from Congress for monitoring on the Upper Mississippi has helped synthesize and improve scientific knowledge of the Upper Mississippi River system. Congressional legislation mandating the Everglades restoration effort, establishing the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act, and creating a Grand Canyon Protection Act have legitimated efforts toward improving ecological conditions. Beyond the provision of resources, the administration and the Congress should help provide clearer direction to the Corps when the agency is obliged to respect legislation and administration guidance that reflects internal inconsistencies.



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