U.S. House members propose Delaware River Basin legislation
House Resolution 2325, known as the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2011, was introduced by Democratic U.S. Rep. John Carney, the at-large congressman in Delaware. The legislation would require the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to implement restoration and protection efforts in the four-state basin region.
“It’s a joint effort by this region to highlight the importance of the Delaware River Basin and give it status which is equal to other kinds of protected watersheds like the Chesapeake Bay,” said Meehan following a tour of the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum on Thursday.
The Senate’s companion legislation was introduced by U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., and recently was referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
As a resident of Delco, what do you think about this legislation? Is it a good idea?