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12:58 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Delaware River and Bay Slated to Get Federal Funds in White House Budget

  

 

     President Barack Obama’s budget proposal recommends spending $31 million to deepen the main shipping channel of the Delaware River and Bay.

     The Wilmington News Jouranal reports…that has been confirmed by the office Sen. Chris Coons.

     Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and the Delaware congressional delegation have lobbied hard for additional funds.

     Having the money in the budget proposal…could make it easier for lawmakers to protect funds for the 103-mile project during the appropriations process.

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said last week that it would spend $16.9 million this year to deepen the channel, a $267 million project