Senator Kit Bond flatly rejects recommendations made by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to protect endangered species that rely on the Missouri River. He says the Wildlife service seems “dedicated to its effort to flood us out.” He says the agency hasn’t done the basic work to confirm the proposed changes would actually help endangered fish like the pallid sturgeon. Bond has been waging war in Washington against drastic changes of how the US Army Corps of Engineers manages the Missouri River. He says that if the Corps incorporates the recommendations of Fish and Wildlife it will cause flooding in the spring and would end barge traffic on the Missouri.
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