Area Rivers May Get Federal Aid

By Bedard, Paul | The Washington Times (Washington, DC), April 23, 1997 | Go to article overview

Area Rivers May Get Federal Aid


Bedard, Paul, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)


The cleaned-up Potomac River and the muddy Anacostia River are among the nation's waterways President Clinton will consider for a new program aimed at rewarding communities for their cleanup and restoration projects, according to officials.

As the nation and the White House celebrated the 27th annual Earth Day yesterday, the administration said it would look at Washington's rivers as it puts together a list of 10 waterways for the American Heritage Rivers program.

The president plans to make his choices by Labor Day, rewarding 10 rivers and their communities with promises to redirect already appropriated money to restoration and cleanup programs and initiatives to reduce red tape delaying those programs.

The program does not call for new federal regulations that will curb growth or usage on the rivers, an official said. That decision will be left to local communities, which control the riverbanks.

Environmentalists helping the administration with its program said the Potomac is likely to be put on the list and the Anacostia stands a good chance to join the larger waterway.

"There's a fairly high likelihood either of these could be picked because they have support from the city and the nearby suburbs," said Steve Moyer, Trout Unlimited's government relations director.

"We're really hopeful the Potomac will be put on the list," said a spokeswoman for Rep. Albert R. Wynn, the Democrat who represents Prince George's County communities on the Anacostia and Potomac.

Administration officials said the Potomac and Anacostia in the Washington area might be put together as a single "area" that would get the special attention in the developing program.

While administration officials refused to say either river is guaranteed a spot in the the American Heritage Rivers program, they said they were favorites of the Clintons and the Gores and noted that the vice president and president have been in the forefront of efforts to rebuild the Potomac's parallel Chesapeake & Ohio Canal after two recent floods.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Area Rivers May Get Federal Aid
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.