This is pretty interesting, I havn't been following this but hope to keep informed to see how it develops:
"In 2001, the National Park Service completed a major Special Resource Study and submitted a report to Congress proposing that an Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail be established. Such a Trail would represent the largest, most systematic, and most cooperative effort yet proposed to bring the dramatic story of the Ice Age Floods to the public's attention, and this has the potential to bring significant economic and cultural benefits to communities throughout the Northwest. The Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail would essentially be a network of marked touring routes extending across parts of Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon, with several special interpretive centers located across the region "...
..."The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the bill on 1/31/07. The measure was bottled up in the Senate during 2008 by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., who said it was filled with dubious projects and riddled with earmarks. But with Democrats firmly in control, the Senate voted in a rare Sunday session to proceed with the bill. On January 14, 2009, the Senate approved it, 73-21. The House is expected to vote on the package in the coming weeks.
Title: To designate the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hastings, Doc [WA-4] (introduced 1/12/2007)
Latest Major Action: 1/12/2007 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. "....
further info here: http://www.iafi.org/trail.html
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