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  • 23 October 2018
    Business & Finance

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Galveston District has just released a video in which the District’s project manager, Shakhar Misir, gives an update on the Greens Bayou Flood Damage Reduction Project located in North Houston. In the video, Misir provides background on the cooperative efforts between the Harris County Flood Control District and USACE. […]

  • 2 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mud Cat Dredges, a division of Ellicott Dredge Technologies (EDT), said in its latest announcement that the Greensville County Water and Sewer has purchased another Mud Cat MC-20E for their wastewater treatment plant. EDT has designed the Mud Cat™ product line to allow for remote control of the dredging operation via a portable hand-held transmitter […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, Harris County Flood Control District, Harris County Precinct 4 and the Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition gathered on the banks of Greens Bayou October 12 to ceremonially break ground on a $58 million partnership project. This development scheme was designed to reduce flooding risks for homes […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a $5.7 million contract to Lecon Inc., for the construction of the north detention basin and outfall structure at Greens Bayou, a tributary to Buffalo Bayou. The contractor is scheduled to start mid November 2015 and will be required to clear and excavate the basin […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, and Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) will start work on the Greens Bayou Flood Damage Reduction Project in north Harris County this year due to $8 million in start-up funding allocated in the federal fiscal year 2015 budget for the Corps’ Civil Works program. Shakhar Misir, […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    To save the Great Barrier Reef from an ‘In Danger’ listing, the Abbott Government needs to follow the World Heritage Committee’s recommendations, instead of telling other countries to back off, as reported today. “The best way to avoid a World Heritage ‘In Danger’ listing, which would be a disaster for our tourism industry, is to […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      The federal Environment Minister is only giving the public ten business days, starting today, to comment on the Newman Government’s plan to dump the Abbot Point dredge sludge on or near wetlands on the Great Barrier Reef coastline, announced Australian Greens. “It’s insulting that Greg Hunt cares so little about what the community thinks that […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Abbott Government should listen to international concern about the Great Barrier Reef instead of denying it is under threat, said today the Australian Greens. “The Abbott Government obviously has its head in the dredge spoil on climate change and especially its impacts on the Great Barrier Reef,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens congratulate community campaigns to protect the Great Barrier Reef, which have brought about Labor’s change of policy on offshore dumping today. “Finally Labor has realized that Australians will not accept dumping in our Reef, after Labor failed to refuse the Abbot Point dumping and approved the Gladstone Harbor dumping disaster when in […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The federal Environment Minister is deciding whether dredge spoil can be dumped on or near wetlands on the Great Barrier Reef’s coastline without an environmental impact statement, announced the Australian Greens. “It’s disgraceful that Minister Hunt is deciding whether millions of tonnes of dredge spoil can be dumped on or near the Caley Valley wetlands, […]

  • 13 October 2014

    More than 100 people attended the Hamilton Island Reef Hour on Thursday night to hear guest speakers including finance and energy expert Tim Buckley and former GBRMPA director Dr Adam Smith discuss ongoing threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Dr Adam Smith, Director of Reef Ecologic and former Director of GBRMPA said: “There are some […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The old parties have today refused to support an Australian Greens’ motion calling on the Abbott Government to rule out using federal taxpayer funders to pay the big mining companies to dump their dredge sludge on wetlands for the Abbot Point coal port. “The Newman Government wants to use state and federal taxpayer money to […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The draft Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan, released today, does nothing to stop the onslaught of dredging and dumping already applied for along the Reef’s coast and the mass export of coal through the Reef to exacerbate climate change, say the Australian Greens. “The plan ignores the fact that exporting millions of tonnes of coal […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens welcome the Australian Marine Conservation Society report out today about the Caley Valley wetlands which the Newman Government’s proposal for disposal of the Abbot Point dredge sludge could threaten. “The Newman Government may have realised that the cheapest and dirtiest option of dumping dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef is not […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens said that their strong campaign standing with the community against dredge spoil dumping in the Great Barrier Reef has resulted in the Newman Government finally considering onshore disposal of the Abbot Point dredge spoil. “The immense community, scientific and international opposition to Reef dumping, as well as our strong political opposition, is […]

  • 3 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Senate Inquiry into the Great Barrier Reef, established by the Greens, has tabled its report, recommending a temporary moratorium on offshore dumping in the Reef while a cap or ban on dumping is considered. “What the Great Barrier Reef really needs is a an immediate and permanent ban on all dumping in the Great […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens placed a motion to the Senate yesterday to establish what the Environment Minister meant when he said he would ‘draw a line in the sand’ on dumping in the Great Barrier Reef. “Minister Hunt’s vague statement about drawing a line in the sand on Reef dumping is full of holes,” Senator Larissa […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following revelations on the ABC’s Four Corners program, the Australian Greens are calling on Minister Hunt to revoke his approval of the Abbot Point dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef and then resign. “It’s clear that strong scientific concerns within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority were trumped by political will to […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Greens are alarmed by a report today that a former coal baron was allowed to dredge in the Great Barrier Reef after donating $150 000 to the Queensland LNP a week before. “It’s clear the big end of town is running the Newman Government at the expense of everyday Queenslanders and the Great […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    According to media reports late yesterday, documents released under FOI show the Australian Institute of Marine Science raised concerns about the inadequacy of modelling to measure how far dredge spoil dumped in the Great Barrier Reef for the Abbot Point coal port would travel.   “It appears the government’s own marine research agency was warning […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Auditor General’s report on environmental protection shows the federal environment department is under-resourced and failing to enforce environmental conditions. “The Abbott Government constantly approves environmentally destructive projects claiming that all of the damage will be offset by environmental conditions, but the report shows those conditions often aren’t enforced,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The World Heritage Committee has tonight given the Abbott and Newman Governments one more chance to stop destroying the Great Barrier Reef or it will be placed on the World Heritage ‘In Danger’ list next year. “This is the third and probably the final warning from the World Heritage Committee for the future of our […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Australian Greens congratulated the Royal Bank of Scotland on their recent decision not to finance the Abbot Point coal port expansion, coming just before the World Heritage Committee is due to decide the fate of the Great Barrier Reef. “The Royal Bank of Scotland joins Deutsche Bank and HSBC in announcing that they will […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Abbott Government last night passed a bill through the Lower House to hand federal environmental approval powers to the states, ignoring the World Heritage Committee’s concern about this environmentally disastrous plan. “UNESCO is currently meeting to decide whether to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status to ‘In Danger’ and has expressed concern […]