dam http://wfpl.org en Senate Advances McConnell Measure to Promote Fishing, Block Safety Restrictions Near Dams http://wfpl.org/post/senate-advances-mcconnell-measure-promote-fishing-block-safety-restrictions-near-dams <p>A measure to stop the Army Corps of Engineers from restricting access to the Cumberland River near locks and dams is moving through Congress.</p><p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell added the amendment to a water resources bill that passed the Senate today. &nbsp;In a news release, McConnell said restricting access to the water directly below dams would have a devastating effect on fishermen and the local economy.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 21:52:20 +0000 Erica Peterson 5412 at http://wfpl.org Senate Advances McConnell Measure to Promote Fishing, Block Safety Restrictions Near Dams