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  • 22 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Following vicious flooding of Lake Ontario during two of the last three years, with private and public property and infrastructure being destroyed, NY Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday urged USACE to include the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study (GLCRS) in its Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan. The study, Schumer and Gillibrand said, […]

  • 11 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    New York Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative John Katko are pushing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide funding for repairs to the West Pier and West Barrier Bar of Little Sodus Bay Harbor in the Village of Fair Haven. Little Sodus Bay is a harbor that provides […]

  • 21 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reverse its decision to stop polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) dredging in the Upper Hudson River.  “PCB dredging in the Hudson River should not have been stopped before the job was finished, and I urge […]

  • 19 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Senate has passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which authorized $300 million per year, for the fiscal years 2017 through 2021, for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said in their announcement that this funding authorization is a major win for the State of New […]

  • 21 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, announced that a key Senate panel passed two Gillibrand measures that would strengthen the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers’ disaster response by authorizing the Corps to recommend specific projects to reduce flood risks in areas hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy and […]

  • 11 October 2012

    U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to offer all necessary resources to the Sandy Pond Channel Maintenance Association (SPCMA) to help stop further buildup of sand in the channel connecting Sandy Pond to Lake Ontario. The accumulation of sand in the channel has prevented boaters from entering and exiting […]

  • 21 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has awarded a $4.7 million contract to continue repairs on the west arrowhead breakwater located at the Port of Oswego, New York.        The contract was awarded to Dean Marine and Excavating, Inc., based in Mount Clemens, Michigan, on May 15, 2019. According to USACE, the contractor is […]

  • 13 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District’s team put ‘boots on the ground’ on May 10 in the Town of Greece and the Village of Wilson, to better understand shoreline conditions and mitigation efforts underway in response to the rising Lake Ontario water levels.  The USACE team was joined by staff members from Senators […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has awarded a 1.5 million contract to conduct dredging in the federal navigation channel and harbor areas of Rochester Harbor, NY, during spring and early summer 2019.  The contract was awarded to Ryba Marine Construction Company, based in Cheboygan, Michigan on March 21, 2019. The contractor is […]

  • 24 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand have announced $1.9 million in federal funding for shoreline restoration in Niagara County. The funds – administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – will be used to restore the Krull Park Shoreline, which was severely damaged […]

  • 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. […]

  • 15 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, last week released a video about the ongoing repairs to the Oswego Harbor west breakwater. In the video, the Buffalo District Project Manager, Lex Barker, reported on the breakwater repairs at Oswego Harbor and the completion date. According to him, the construction works will be completed sometime […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced that following their push, the Senate Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) includes a new authorization for the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study. The senators said that following the damaging flooding that impacted New York’s Lake Ontario shoreline communities last summer, causing millions of dollars in damages, […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Eliot Engel yesterday announced that they were successful in securing an authorization for the Mamaroneck-Sheldrake River project in the Water Resource Development Act (WRDA). The project, once complete, will include the construction of retaining walls and a diversion culvert, and will enable the deepening […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with members of the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, yesterday urged USACE to include the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study in the president’s FY2019 budget request. Following the damaging flood waters that impacted New York’s Lake Ontario shoreline communities last year, causing millions […]

  • 18 January 2018

    U.S. Senators Rob Portman, co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and Task Force member Sherrod Brown, sent a letter to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget as well as the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army Corps requesting funding for a Great Lakes coastal resiliency study in the President’s FY 2019 budget […]

  • 8 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    New York Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Eliot Engel yesterday urged USACE to swiftly review the Chief’s Report on the flood risk management for the Mamaroneck and Sheldrake River Basins in the Village of Mamaroneck, NY.   The federal representatives said that without progress on this project residents and business owners […]

  • 10 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday announced $1,206,000 in federal funding to carry out projects to reduce future flood risk to the Stockade Historic District in the City of Schenectady from the adjacent Mohawk River. The neighborhood has experienced repetitive flooding, and suffered extensive damages from Hurricane Irene […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and U.S. Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney, Paul Tonko, Nita Lowey, Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler and Eliot Engel wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week calling on Administrator Scott Pruitt to initiate further dredging to clean up PCBs in the […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday announced $1.1 million in federal funding for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The DEC will use these vital resources to support projects along the Great Lakes in New York. “It is imperative that we […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and Representatives Lee Zeldin, Tom Suozzi and Rosa DeLauro have announced that the Omnibus Appropriations bill, which is set to pass Congress, includes $8 million in federal funding for the Long Island Sound program. The federal investment is over $4 million more than […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday announced the bipartisan Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act has unanimously passed out of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and is now headed to the full Senate for a vote. Senator Gillibrand’s legislation will combine two complementary water quality and shore restoration program authorizations at their […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Lee Zeldin today introduced legislation to support the restoration of Long Island Sound through 2020. The Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act combines two complementary water quality and shore restoration program authorizations at their previous authorization […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, along with a bipartisan group of senators, sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing concern about reports that the Trump Administration’s 2018 budget request will include a 97 percent cut to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The senators wrote, in part: “As members of the Senate Great […]

  • 19 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Scenic Hudson has commended 15 members of New York State’s Congressional delegation who signed a letter urging the U.S. EPA to declare that the Superfund cleanup of Hudson River PCBs has failed to meet the project’s standards to restore public and environmental health. Specifically, the letter asks the EPA to expedite its Five Year Review […]

  • 29 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday announced that the beach renourishment project at Smith Point County Park is complete. The project is part of the larger New York Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Study known as FIMP. “After more than 50 years of planning and praying, beach renourishment at Smith Point […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy urged Senate leaders of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies yesterday to fund the Environmental Protection Agency’s Long Island Sound program for Fiscal Year 2017. The Senators are requesting $10 million in federal funding for FY17 to facilitate habitat restoration projects, […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Steve Israel have announced $1.67 million in federal funding to the Town of North Hempstead in Nassau County for the restoration of Leeds Pond, damaged as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be […]