International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Corps Chiefs Report Signed For Major Ecosystem Restoration Study

In May, Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a Chief’s Report, which recommends 20 ecosystem restoration projects throughout the New York and New Jersey Harbor Estuary. The Hudson Raritan Estuary (HRE) Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study is now eligible for congressional… Read More

OMB Underfunds Civil Works; U.S. Waterways at Risk

|!|We are beginning to hear and feel the first effects of the Administration's recently released FY2005 budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers|!| said Worth Hager president of the National Waterways Conference Inc. on February 10. |!|The slowdown in the Corps' civil works program has already begun and termination letters for some on-going projects have been sent. Communities and stakeholders all over thecountry are crying foul|!| she said. Hager was commenting on the shortfall in the budget for water resources projects which the Corps had scheduled for fiscal year 2005. Read More

AAPA Endorses Senate Objection

The American Association of Port Authorities endorsed an action by 42 U.S. Senators who sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget objecting to an Adiminstration policy change that eliminates future funding for 54 civil works projects. Read More