Natural Hazards Caucus Roundtable
Monday, January 22, 2001
2:30 p.m. -- 3:15 p.m.
Room 138, Dirksen Senate Office Building
Co-Chairs Ted Stevens (R-AK) and John Edwards (D-NC) held a roundtable
discussion on the recent earthquake disaster in El Salvador and the
broader natural hazards challenges that face the United States. The
senators released a discussion
document prepared for the caucus highlighting why the nation is
becoming more vulnerable to natural disasters and what actions Congress
could take to solve the problem.
The senators were joined by U.S. Geological Survey Director Associate
Director for Geology P. Patrick Leahy and Dr. William Hooke, Senior
Policy Fellow at the American Meteorological Society.
Remarks by Dr. William Hooke
Remarks by Dr. P. Patrick Leahy
Brief summaries of the event are included in an AGU
Legislative Alert and an AGI
Posted: July 12, 2002
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