January 18, 2024
From the Everett Herald:
Two months before the 10-year anniversary of the deadly Highway 530 slide near Oso, Washington’s congressional delegation has introduced a bill to better protect against landslides.
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, Rep. Kim Schrier and Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, all Democrats, introduced legislation to reauthorize the National Landslide Preparedness Act through the end of 2028. DelBene and Sen. Maria Cantwell introduced the original bill, passed by Congress in 2020.
“We sincerely appreciate Congresswoman DelBene’s leadership on this important issue,” Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers said in a release. “In the aftermath of the tragic SR-530 slide near Oso, her efforts led to a much greater understanding not only of Snohomish County’s landslide risks but also provided resources for communities throughout the country to better understand their risk.”
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