Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 1, #15

New tools for restoring
America's "Energy Coast"

A new effort to restore the vanishing Louisiana and Mississippi coastline is underway, with the formation of a new interagency task force by the Obama administration. The new task force, which will be led by the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will work with the Louisiana Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority (LACRPA) which includes Ducks Unlimited's Senior Director of Conservation Ken Babcock. Read more
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Federal agencies to release plans
to restore key waterfowl habitat area

Several top cabinet departments and federal agencies will be releasing their latest draft plans for restoring the Chesapeake Bay, one of the most important waterfowl habitat areas on the east coast.
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Proposals to save DU
donors money gaining steam

Proposals in the House and Senate to expand a charitable donation program are gaining steam as Congress returns from the summer district work period. The Good IRA Rollover Act, introduced in the House by Rep. Earl Pomeroy (ND), has attracted 47 co-sponsors, and sister legislation in the Senate, introduced by Sen. Byron Dorgan (ND), has picked up 13. Read more
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