Nolan Praises Subcommittee Passage of GLRI Funding

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan last week lauded the House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee’s inclusion of the authorized $300 million funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in the passage of their Fiscal Year 2018 Interior Appropriations bill.

“The ongoing cleanup of the Great Lakes has helped transform our region into an economic powerhouse,” Nolan said. “We have a sacred obligation to pass our national environmental treasures on to future generations in far better condition than we found them. There can be nothing partisan or political about that.”

The Fiscal Year 2018 Interior Appropriations bill must now be approved by a full House vote.

According to a University of Michigan study, the Great Lakes support 1.5 million good-paying jobs and $62 billion in wages every year from Duluth to the St. Lawrence Seaway.

The Brookings Institution has concluded that full implementation of the GLRI across the region would result in a $100 billion boost every year to business, jobs, commerce, tourism and recreation.

The GLRI supports some 3,000 successful efforts to battle invasive species, restore shorelines and clean up waterways like the St. Louis River. Moreover, those funds help continue dredging and harbor maintenance critical to moving Iron Range taconite and timber, Minnesota feed grains and Minnesota manufactured products from the Port of Duluth up the Great Lakes.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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