Engineers of Power Inside the Army Corps

It is the 'largest and most unusual' Federal agency with the power to change the nation's landscape; a Washington Post series reviews the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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September 11, 2000, 5:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

It is a public works agency, an environmental agency legally responsible for the nation's wetlands, a developer, a military organization with a civilian work force, and an "environmental regulator despised by environmentalists". It is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the "largest and most unusual agency in the Federal government"."This series will explore how an agency born as a regiment in George Washington's army has built clout in the city that bears his name, and how it uses that clout to reconfigure the American landscape."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Sunday, September 10, 2000 in The Washington Post


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