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  • 6 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Joe Courtney was joined yesterday by a broad range of stakeholders from Connecticut’s maritime economy for a press conference to respond to New York State’s legal challenge of the final EPA dredging rule for the eastern Long Island Sound (LIS). During the press conference at New London’s Union Station, Courtney shared that he was […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, officially kicked off the International Delta Coalition today. The governments of the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, France, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan, Mozambique, the Philippines, South Korea and Vietnam are joining forces to prevent floods and render urban deltas resilient against climate change. The Delta Coalition […]

  • 12 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Plymouth Historical Society will host attorney F. Charles Petrillo of Wilkes-Barre who will speak on “The Susquehanna Navy: The River Coal Dredging Industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania” on Thursday, January 14, in the senior center of Dan Flood Apartments in Plymouth, PA. Petrillo will present several slides as part of a broader discussion of the […]

  • 16 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has officially opened the new third berth at BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA) Hay Point Coal Terminal, which lifts the export capacity from 44 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) to 55 mtpa. The Premier was joined by BHP Billiton President Coal, Mike Henry, and Mitsubishi Corporation COO, Mineral Resources Investment Division, […]

  • 16 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Government has reached the decision to reissue approval for the biggest new coal mine in Australia — Adani’s 28,000-hectare Carmichael mine in Queensland. The Carmichael coal mine and Rail Project is an open-cut and underground coal mine located approximately 300 kilometers inland in remote central Queensland. Greenpeace Australia yesterday condemned the federal government’s reapproval of the […]

  • 9 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed news that the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt is now seeking further information about how the Adani Carmichael coal mine would impact two endangered species. Imogen Zethoven, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director for AMCS, said that expanding coalmines in Australia would further threaten the Reef. “To go […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    An unprecedented coalition of Ohio water stakeholders has issued its strategic plan for maintaining and strengthening the state’s water resources. The Healthy Water Ohio (HwO) coalition’s recommendations aim to preserve Ohio’s valuable water assets for those who rely on them for consumption, recreation, food production and commerce. The HwO plan identifies specific needs in the […]

  • 5 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed a Federal Court decision to overturn Federal Government approval for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine, which was to ship coal out through the Great Barrier Reef at Abbot Point. Cherry Muddle, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaigner, said that Environment Minister Greg Hunt now has a chance to reverse […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Coal Pile is the most popular backwater for fishing for black bass in the lower Arkansas River. The winning fish from the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza, the largest tournament in Arkansas, often comes from this backwater. But since 1970, an estimated 9,000 acres of backwater habitat has been lost to sedimentation on the Arkansas. Openings […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens are calling for urgent climate action based on advice by Professor Terry Hughes, co-author of new research in Science on poor management of World Heritage areas, including the Great Barrier Reef. “The Abbott and Palaszczuk governments need to take heed of this serious warning from one of the world’s leading coral reef […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Three countries have announced their intention to form a coalition for a global advocacy for large delta areas. The new initiative was discussed at the UN World conference on disaster risk reduction on 16 March. The tentative name is Delta coalition and the launching countries are Colombia, Japan and the Netherlands. Parliamentary vice-minister Kenichiro Euno […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    According to a recent report under a settlement agreement with conservation groups, South Carolina Electric & Gas removed over 600,000 tons of coal ash from its lagoons on the Catawba-Wateree River near Columbia, South Carolina, by the end of 2014.  A settlement of litigation brought by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of the […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Massive coal ash pollution leaks have been discovered pouring from Duke Energy’s Buck Power Plant into the Yadkin River, conservation groups revealed yesterday. Testing confirmed this week that the extensive coal ash seeps – which have not been previously identified or publicly disclosed by Duke Energy or the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    A North Carolina Superior Court has allowed the Roanoke River Basin Association, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, to participate as a full party in an enforcement action with respect to two Duke Energy coal ash sites near the Virginia border: Roxboro Steam Station in Person County on Hyco Lake and Mayo Steam Station […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has fast-tracked the approval of the world’s biggest coal port in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef today, ignoring impacts on the Reef and the adjacent internationally significant Caley Valley wetlands at Abbot Point, said Greenpeace. Under the proposal, millions of tonnes of seabed would be dredged from the […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Victorian Coalition Government is providing $833,000 to deliver the next stage of Seymour’s flood mitigation project. Minister for Water Peter Walsh visited Seymour today to make the announcement. “The Victorian Coalition understands the devastating impact that floods can have on communities and businesses,” Mr Walsh said. “That is why the Napthine Coalition Government is […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Victorian Coalition Government, Central Goldfields Shire and the Commonwealth Government have today announced funding of $553,000 to deliver the first stage of a flood management plan for Carisbrook. Visiting Carisbrook today with Federal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan, Minister for Water Peter Walsh said stage one of the plan involved selecting and designing the […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Australian Greens are alarmed by a proposal submitted to the federal government to build a coal port less than 50 metres from homes near Mackay and to load the coal from barges into ships offshore in the Great Barrier Reef. “Now the big mining companies want to use the Great Barrier Reef as a […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The North Carolina Superior Court has granted requests filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center that conservation groups from across North Carolina participate as full parties in the pending enforcement actions brought by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources against Duke Energy for illegal coal ash pollution of the state’s rivers, groundwater, and […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Victorian Coalition Government will lease the operations of the state-owned Port of Melbourne, to help fund a record state-shaping infrastructure program for Victoria. Treasurer Michael O’Brien and Minister for Ports David Hodgett said commercial advice received from the port scoping study had recommended a medium-term lease of the Port of Melbourne as the most […]

  • 25 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    DuPont’s Mayor Michael Grayum has signed two conservation agreements that are part of a collaborative effort to restore the Sequalitchew Creek Watershed. “These actions will strengthen the health of Washington State’s environment and economy,” Grayum said. “The easements ensure the shorelines and uplands we love so much will be enjoyed by our children and future […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Victorian Coalition Government is investigating the strategic and commercial options for the future of Victoria’s state-owned ports, Treasurer Michael O’Brien confirmed today. “The Coalition Government is carefully considering the future of Victoria’s port assets to ensure they deliver the best return to Victorian taxpayers,” Mr O’Brien said. Mr O’Brien said any future decision on […]

  • 12 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources announced yesterday the creation of a coal ash pond task force within the department to review the facilities in North Carolina to prevent any further unpermitted release of coal ash or ash pond water. Monday, the state environmental agency asked the judge presiding over the department’s proposed […]

  • 20 December 2013

    The East Shores – Gladstone Coal Exporters Maritime Precinct project is progressing well, with construction of the waterfront boardwalk and viewing deck now underway. Pile-driving activities have now been completed at the $45M project, which is being delivered by Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) and Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET), and the placement of concrete […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Abbott Government’s disregard for the climate and the Great Barrier Reef is criminal, said the Australian Greens today as the Abbott Government approved the Abbot Point coal port expansion and the Curtis Island gas processing facility. “The Abbott Government has sacrificed the climate and the Great Barrier Reef for overseas mining companies with its […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has said while there are positive elements to the Coalition’s Great Barrier Reef policy announced today, it falls short of what’s needed to protect the Reef from rapid industrialisation and has urged the Coalition to go further. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director for AMCS, said the […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, a coalition of local residents, grassroots environmental and clean-energy activists asked the Oregon Court of Appeals to put the brakes on a Oregon Department of State Lands’ dredging permit that paves the way for the Port of Coos Bay to export dangerous liquefied natural gas (LNG) or coal and other bulk commodities to Asia. […]

  • 14 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Keppel and Fitzroy Delta Alliance (KAFDA), a community group based in central Queensland opposing port development in the Fitzroy Delta, have welcomed the announcement that GlencoreXstrata have dumped plans to build a coal export terminal on Balaclava Island in the Fitzroy Delta, but call on further action to reject other coal ports proposed for […]

  • 12 October 2012

    The Fitzroy Coal Terminal at Port Alma is about to reach a milestone by using a unique new loading system. Under this plan, the berthing system for the large coal ships will be completely changed, and very small volume of dredging will be required (about 200,000 cubic metres), according to gladstoneobserver.com. Fitzroy Terminal Project is […]