We Need to Integrate Water Transportation and Environmental Protection Planning and Policy

by Walter A. Lyon, Univ of Pennsylvania, Camp Hill, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions


There are important connections between environmental natural resources and transportation policies and programs. Such links between air quality and transportation have been recognized and addressed in federal laws. This has not been done but needs to be done for the connection between water transportation and environmental protection. The failure to do that may lead to a serious spill catastrophe.

Subject Headings: Water transportation | Water policy | Water resources | Air quality | Federal government | Laws and regulations | Water quality | Natural resources | Great Lakes

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