George W. Bush is joining the fight to keep Missouri river levels the same. He joined the Missouri Farm Bureau last week in Marion, Illinois, to oppose a Corps of Engineers plan for a “spring rise” on the Missouri. Bush says President Clinton shouldn’t approve the change in river levels over the protests of state lawmakers. Although he says there should be a compromise, he offered no specific plan. Environmentalists want the spring rise to help endangered species along the river. The plan will also make it easier to navigate the upper Missouri during the summer, when the plan calls for more water stay upstream. Clinton has promised to veto any bill on the matter that doesn’t allow the higher river levels.
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