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  • 17 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on the passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which includes critical language that will prioritize dredging in the Great Lakes navigation system. In the past several months, Schumer has worked with the EPW committee to balance the needs of high-use, deep-draft ports like the […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Nydia Velázquez have sounded the alarm and expressed serious concerns over the Trump administration’s proposal to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget by $2.6 billion, or 31 percent. As part of the EPA’s budget, the Administration has proposed cutting the Hazardous Substance Superfund Account by $330 million […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer yesterday launched his effort to ensure that the federal government does not leave out North Shore Long Island communities, like North Hempstead, in funding Sandy rebuilding and resiliency efforts. The Town of North Hempstead has a number of critical recovery projects in the works, including rebuilding the town dock in […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Thirteen Great Lakes Senators yesterday have sent a letter to key legislators who will lead the House/Senate conference on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act urging them to include provisions that will bring more Federal dredging dollars back to the Lakes and break the dredging crisis’ stranglehold on shipping on the Fourth Seacoast. Years […]

  • 4 June 2014

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to work with the local Boonville community, as well as the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District, to prevent the Hawkinsville Dam from being torn down. Schumer explained that, as part of an ongoing study of the dam’s impacts, one option […]

  • 15 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senate Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Eliot Engel have announced they were successful in securing authorization to continue to move forward with the Mamaroneck-Sheldrake River project in the final, bipartisan agreement for the 2018 WRDA, which passed the Senate on Wednesday and passed the House last week. The federal […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer yesterday announced that, after his push, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has dropped their objection to the Staten Island Bluebelt expansion project to get underway. The Bluebelt expansion project recently received $7.5 million in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) after another push by Senator Schumer. […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to require that the proposed Rahway Arch Project go through a permit review under the Clean Water Act and ultimately reject the project during this process. New Jersey’s $15 million proposed Rahway Arch soil recycling project involves millions […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that, after their push, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has determined that five Long Island farms are eligible for funding to repair 4.5 miles of levees that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The levees protect over 700 acres of farmland and Suffolk County […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to work with local officials, engineers and resiliency experts to develop a comprehensive resiliency plan for Nassau County’s mainland communities. A comprehensive protection project, the Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) Project, is moving forward in Suffolk County, however […]

  • 13 February 2014

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his effort to secure $10.1 million in federal funding for three critical infrastructure projects in the Capital Region that are in desperate need of repair: the Troy Seawall, the Amsterdam Dove Creek Wall, and the Cobleskill Water Supply project. Specifically, Schumer urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to […]

  • 6 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    As the Environmental Protection Agency is about to release a second five-year review of the Hudson River Superfund site to determine whether the dredging remedy is complete, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are calling on EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to deny a certificate of completion to General Electric at this time. […]

  • 20 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he is pushing to secure $36 million in federal funding to construct a series of off-shore breakwaters and a living shoreline along the coast of Conference House Park that will reduce the risk of damage to homes and infrastructure along the South Shore of Staten Island during major […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has announced that the Omnibus spending bill including $1.1 billion in funding for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF), an increase of $100 million over last year’s allocation, has passed in both the House and Senate. The bill has cleared Congress and will head to the President’s desk for his final […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that a $15 million Army contract has been awarded for emergency dredging and beach nourishment for the Fire Island Inlet and Shore Westerly to Jones Inlet. Schumer and Gillibrand successfully secured approval from the Army Corps to begin this multi-purpose project which will provide much-needed dredging […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is reviewing four New York Harbors to determine if they require dredging due to sediment damage from Superstorm Sandy, including Little Sodus Bay in Cayuga County. Schumer is urging the USACE to expedite the review of Little Sodus Bay in Cayuga […]

  • 16 November 2012

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand outlined the first phase of a proposed plan to help protect devastated coastal communities in New York from future storms. In a meeting with top officials from the Army Corps of Engineers, Schumer and Gillibrand laid out a series of projects, already authorized by Congress, that can […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer yesterday announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin working with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation on short-term protective measures along the the East and South Shores of Staten Island. In February, Schumer called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to formally assign […]

  • 22 June 2012

    Today, following his effort to push for Glens Falls, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Environmental Protection Agency has selected the City of Glens Falls for a highly competitive environmental workforce development and job training grant. This award comes on the heels of Schumer calling EPA leadership directly on the city’s behalf. Training […]

  • 20 March 2014

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fund a project to restore Braddock Bay, where the boating community, environment and local homeowners have suffered from the blockage of navigations channel, and loss of wetland habitats following the erosion of a former barrier beach that had protected the bay from Lake […]

  • 30 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has awarded the first contract for the East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay, New York Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project. This is the first of several contracts that will provide nearly $600 million in federal investment for the construction of storm risk reduction […]

  • 20 February 2014

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fully dredge six Upstate New York harbors that are eligible for Sandy supplemental appropriations funding to dredge back to pre-storm conditions, but not enough to bring them to fully functional channel depths. Specifically, Barcelona Harbor in Chautauqua County, Irondequoit Harbor and […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called for federal Hurricane Sandy relief funds to be used to create a new dune flood-protection system in Breezy Point that would make its residents safer and enable the community to be better prepared to withstand subsequent storms. Similar dune protection systems are already under way across the rest of […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) to combine Army Corps “operations and maintenance funding” with federal disaster aid for the dredging of Fire Island Inlet and beach replenishment at Robert Moses and Fire Island Beaches. Fire Island […]

  • 16 May 2012

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder yesterday called on the Army Corps of Engineers to fund the immediate dredging at the East Rockaway Inlet, and also to work with the New York City Parks Department to place dredged sand on storm-eroded Rockaway Beach. On shore, as a result of severe storm damage […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his push for the Harbor Maintenance Act of 2013, which would free up critical dredging funding that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) needs in order to dredge the Buffalo River and surrounding waterways and keep the waterfront fully open for business. Each day, sediment settles at the […]