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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

Richmond Introduces Bill Authorizing 50-foot Mississippi River Channel

On July 10, Congressman Cedric Richmond of Louisianas 2nd District introduced the DREDGE Act of 2012 - Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports. The bill would authorize deepening the present 47-foot Mississippi River channel to 50 feet, and create a pilot project to promote the rebuilding of wetlands using maintenance material from the river.

July-August 2012

Report Says Jones Act Did Not Hinder Oil Cleanup

January-February 2011
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