Senator Kit Bond will need the support of fellow lawmakers to keep the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from altering the Missouri River flow. President Clinton has threatened to veto legislation unless it allows for a “spring rise” on the Missouri. Bond lead the senate earlier this summer when it killed the proposal. Now he has to convince lawmakers to stand by him under threat of the veto. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch cites congressional sources who say Bond appears to have the early backing of his colleagues. And he has the support of democrats along the lower Missouri– including Governor Carnahan–who also asked the President to leave the river level intact. Environmentalists say it’s needed to help endangered species in the area.
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