U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Emergency Response to Hurricane Ida, Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, October 6, 2021   [open pdf - 16MB]

This is the October 6, 2021 hearing on "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Emergency Response to Hurricane Ida," held before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Chemical Safety, Waste Management, Environmental Justice and Regulatory Oversight of the Committee on Environment and Public Works. From the opening statement of Thomas R. Carper: "Thank you for joining us for what, sadly, has become an all too frequent issue over that last couple of years, and that is providing emergency response in the aftermath of extreme weather. Each of our witnesses comes from a different position within the Corps, and actually from different parts of the country, that we were just talking about. They all are going to be able to share with us their points of view on the Corps' response to Hurricane Ida, as well as their thoughts on investing in more resilient water resources infrastructure or building back better, as our President likes to say. As we all know, since 1980, North Atlantic hurricanes have become more intense, and unfortunately, more frequent. This trend is projected to continue in the years ahead as our planet continues to warm. Accordingly, the importance of the Corps' emergency response services will grow, as well. That is why we must ensure that all parts of our government, that includes Federal, local, and State, are all working together in lockstep to improve the resiliency of our infrastructure so it can withstand these extreme storms." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: William "Butch" Graham, Thomas Tickner, and Stephen Murphy.

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S. Hrg. 117-217; Senate Hearing 117-217
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