FEMA Implicated in Delta Habitat Loss

This story came out today in the Chron, front page of the Bay Area section -- with a nice big photo just below the fold. For you internet people, that means it was visible. Speaking of the internet, here's the link ... and the first couple grafs. Enjoy; it's an interesting story (and a quick one -- just 700 words).


Add the federal government's flood insurance program to environmentalists' list of villains when it comes to safeguarding threatened fish populations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's flood insurance program encourages development in the floodplain, eliminating valuable habitat and affecting federally protected fish species, critics say. And now they've got the law behind them. ...