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Dredging and Coastal Businesses Urge States to 
Participate in RESTORE

On February 26, Jeffrey Buchanan, Senior Domestic Policy Advisor for Oxfam America, reported an action by dredging and other companies who work on the Gulf Coast to encourage the five Gulf states to participate in the federal RESTORE act. The news release is as follows.

March-April 2013

NSSGA Highlights Continuing Resolution

March-April 2013

NWC Announces Legislative Summit

The National Waterways Conference will hold its Legislative Summit on March 12 and 13 at the Madison Hotel in Washington D.C.

January-February 2013

DCA Urges Senate Passage of Hurricane Funding Bill

On January 23, the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) released a statement urging the U.S. Senate to approve legislation that provides financial aid to the hurricane-damaged East Coast.

January-February 2013
Ending Great Lakes Dredging Crisis is LCAs Priority

Ending Great Lakes Dredging Crisis is LCAs Priority

The dredging crisis on the Great Lakes will again dominate the efforts of the Lake Carriers Association (LCA) in 2013. LCAs 2012 Annual Report released on January 23 stressed that inadequate dredging took a real toll on Great Lakes shipping in 2012.

January-February 2013
Darcy Outlines Administration's Dredging Policy in Dredging 2012 Keynote Speech

Darcy Outlines Administration's Dredging Policy in Dredging 2012 Keynote Speech

Secretary Darcys keynote address at Dredging 2012 describes the Obama Administrations initiatives and policies regarding dredging and waterborne transportation, which will continue in the Presidents second term. During Dredging 2012 in San Diego on October 23, Assistant Secretary of the Army (CW), the Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, spoke at the Opening Plenary Session about the mission of the Army Secretariat Civil Works under the Obama Administration, the current initiatives for navigation, and how to move the nations waterways into the future. Our challenge is to carry out these missions, balancing the engineering, the economy, and the environment, Secretary Darcy said.

November-December 2012

Great Lakes Group Cites Navigation Constraints, Calls for Adequate Dredging Funds

October 4, 2012. The water levels on the Great Lakes have begun their seasonal decline, so the impacts of the dredging crisis will become even more pronounced in the fourth quarter. Even before the lakes began their dip, the largest ships were forfeiting more than 6,200 tons of cargo each trip. In the weeks and months ahead, each inch that the lakes decline will slash another 50 to 270 tons from the already deflated totals.

November-December 2012

Boustany in Runoff Election

November-December 2012

Maritime Industry Responding to Hurricane Sandy

November-December 2012

Appeals Court Gives Delaware Dredging Go-Ahead

A federal appeals court in Pennsylvania rejected appeals by New Jersey and ruled on July 3 that the U.S Army Corps of Engineers can proceed to deepen a 102-mile stretch of the Delaware River from the mouth of the bay to Camden, N.J. In a 67-page ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals refused New Jerseys demand for new studies to protect the environment. The administration of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said it would review its options in the rulings wake. Christie and his Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) oppose the Corps plans to deepen the Delaware River channel from 40 to 45 feet.

July-August 2012
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