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Oct 15 2012

A Few Good Reads (10/15/12): River Restoration Threatened by Extreme Bill

This week: The story of the removal of Edwards Dam on the Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine, an extreme bill threatening river restoration, introduction of the SAFE Levee Act, and social media in the workplace.

River Restoration Threatened By Extreme Bill (American Rivers)

This extreme proposal assumes every hydropower dam is safe and financially solvent. It’s a dangerous assumption that is not based in reality. It would even prevent communities and businesses across the country from removing dams they no longer want, dams that are financial liabilities and fundamentally unsafe.

Garamendi introduces SAFE Levee Act to protect Sacramento-SanJoaquin Delta region (Aquafornia)

For 60 years, the Bureau of Reclamation has used the levees to ship water south of the Delta without providing the necessary maintenance. This neglect has left the levees in disrepair and threatens public safety. The Peripheral Tunnel project, proposed under the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) framework, continues to ignore this problem. For that reason, H.R. 6484 would authorize the Bureau of Reclamation to provide financial assistance to strengthen the stability of the Delta levees that are necessary for water conveyance and to protect human life and property in the region. Full text of the legislation can be read here.

Is Social Media an Option for Your Employees While on the Clock (socialmediatoday)

In order to promote your brand online, allowing employees to run links to your blog copy, press releases and other promotional items allows you to in essence get free publicity. While your employees are promoting your brand using their social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, you can allow them some time to also tend to their personal SM wishes.

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