Thursday, March 24, 2016

National landslides hazards bill introduced in US House

AZGS has been working with our colleagues to help craft the National Landslides Hazards Reduction Act which was introduced in the US House by Rep. Suzan DelBene  of Washington.  Rep. DelBene's district includes the Oso landslide which killed 42 people just two years ago.  

HR4776 includes provisions for a federal-state cooperative effort to conduct landslide hazards inventories and assessments in each state with federal matching funds.

AZGS also worked to include a section on creating a national landslide inventory database.    [Right, the highway 89A Bitter Springs landslide southwest of Page, AZ]

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