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Intracoastal Waterway Funds to Be Shut Off
Jack, I agree that it would be a bad thing for that to happen, but I just read the article you referenced, and was astonished to see the author make this statement: "That''s right, *at least as I understand it,* a big, fat goose-egg for any dredging and/or maintenance of aids to navigation along the entire track of the Atlantic ICW." When I see someone say "at least as I understand it," that tells me the person is, himself, unsure of his facts. As I read further, I found that the guy is already urging masses of people to write their congressmen and others to urge them to allocate money to maintain the ICW, even though he is not sure that it is not already being funded.
I could believe it if he said the funding was reduced for dredging and the like, but the assertion that no dredging or maintenance will be done anywhere along the eastern seaboard stretches credulity.
He may be correct, but, personally, I think anyone who whips the masses into a frenzy when he doesn''t have his facts together is irresponsible. If you are really concerned about this, contact your congressman or the White House and verify that it is true. If it is, let me know, and I''ll join you in asking for funding.