Big Price-Little Benefit

Big Price-Little Benefit

Proposed Locks on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers Are Not Economically Viable

A new report from the Nicollet Island Coalition evaluates seven Upper Mississippi River-Illinois Waterway locks proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The report discusses the economics of the proposed locks, including under-funded Mississippi and Illinois River restoration – and how taxpayers could be saddled with a $2.2 billion price tag for unnecessary lock construction.

Download "Big Price - Little Benefit" report (4MG PDF).

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The Nicollet Island Coalition is a group of conservation and environmental organizations formed in 1994 to address restoration issues on the Upper Mississippi River and provide coordinated advocacy work on Upper Mississippi River issues. Coalition partners include the Izaak Walton League of America, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, National Wildlife Federation, Prairie Rivers Network, River Alliance of WisconsinSierra Club, and Taypayers for Common Sense.

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