Rep. Blumenauer tries to slow down corps' massive Upper Mississippi River project
With the House slated to take up the Water Resources Development Act this week, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) will offer an amendment to restrict construction of a $1.8 billion lock expansion project. Should the National Academy of Sciences take another look at the controversial Upper Mississippi River plan? Will farm interests push the project through? Is the project symbolic of other Army Corps of Engineers projects in need of reform? The Oregon Democrat joins E&ETV to discuss his amendment and the fate of WRDA legislation in Congress this year.