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  • 11 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    When the banks of a marsh channel accumulate sediment at a faster rate than relative sea level rise, it may seem like the marsh is resilient, Louisiana State University said in its latest paper. The new study proposes a new framework to look at sediment fluxes in marsh channels that takes into account the natural process of […]

  • 24 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Reps. Steve Israel (D–NY) and Rosa DeLauro (D–CT) announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation to protect Long Island Sound. The Long Island Sound Stewardship and Restoration Act will advance the protection and restoration of this key estuary. They were joined by local environmental groups, including the New York and Connecticut […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Charles E. Schumer, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have announced their bipartisan legislation to continue to support the restoration of Long Island Sound passed out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, bringing it one step closer to full Senate passage. The legislation now heads to the Senate floor and the […]

  • 12 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed a Final Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Long Island Sound.  The DMMP was requested by the Governors of Connecticut and New York, in their letter of February 8, 2005 to the Chief of Engineers. The need for a DMMP […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    New York State has formally objected to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed plan to designate one or more dredged material disposal sites in the Eastern Long Island Sound. Following an examination of the plan by the state’s Department of State, New York has found that the EPA’s plan is inconsistent with New York State coastal […]

  • 7 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal, and Chris Murphy yesterday announced a key Senate committee’s passage of legislation to bring federal dollars to support the restoration of Long Island Sound. The Long Island Sound Stewardship Act that Senators Gillibrand, Schumer, Blumenthal and Murphy introduced last year passed out of the Senate Environment […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The USACE is preparing a Draft Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Long Island Sound and will hold public hearings August 24 – 27 in Connecticut and New York to provide an overview of the reports and receive public comments. The DMMP was requested by the Governors of […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and Steve Israel (NY-3) led a group of 20 representatives in requesting $10 million for protection and restoration efforts in the Long Island Sound. The request was sent to the top members of the subcommittee responsible for funding the Interior Department. “With federal leadership and investment, a strong partnership has been […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. EPA has issued a final rule to designate the Eastern Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Site to receive dredged sediment from ports and harbors in Connecticut and New York that has passed stringent testing requirements and for which practicable alternatives are not available. The Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Site (ELDS) is […]

  • 22 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Attorney General William Tong and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) on Monday welcomed a decision by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in dredging case vital to CT maritime economy. In the press release, the attorney general applauded the court decision in Rosado v. Pruitt upholding the lawful selection of […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced that the New York State will take legal action against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prevent the designation of new permanent sites off the coast of eastern Long Island. In a letter signed by more than 30 federal, state and local elected officials, the Governor provided […]

  • 20 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) yesterday showed support to the recommendations for the management of dredged materials that have been proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “The Draft Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) released by the Army Corps identifies a range of environmentally sound alternatives for the […]

  • 14 April 2010

    PLUM ISLAND — The Army Corps of Engineers has again postponed the date for contractors to bid on a project to replenish beaches in Newbury and Salisbury… [mappress] Source:newburyportnews,April 14,2010;

  • 17 September 2010

    Plum Island residents take note: “Dredging to begin… Expect noise and light,” proclaims the flashing lighted sign by Salisbury Beach State Reservation. The message is one that will soon resonate with some Plum Island neighbors across the way. No, aliens aren’t invading – the sign is a reminder to residents and visitors that the project […]

  • 7 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Connecticut Attorney General William Tong has filed a memorandum of law in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York describing the exhaustive administrative record, economic need, and environmental safeguards that clearly support the lawful selection of the Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Site for dredged materials. The memorandum, filed on behalf of the […]

  • 8 March 2010
    Project & Tenders

    PLUM ISLAND — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will open bids Monday on a long-awaited project of beach re-nourishment at Plum Island and Salisbury… [mappress] Source: The Daily News of Newburyport, March 7, 2010

  • 5 January 2010
    Project & Tenders

    PLUM ISLAND — A plan to replenish the badly eroded beach at Plum Island Center and save homes has been put off until at least next fall. [mappress] Source: Newbury Port News, January 5, 2010;

  • 7 December 2009
    Project & Tenders

    PLUM ISLAND — A contract for the Plum Island-Salisbury beach replenishment project could be awarded next week, if the low bidder for the job satisfies questions from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers… Source: Newbury Port News, December 5, 2009

  • 24 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) said that the initial phase of marsh creation at Round Island Restoration Project is expected to be completed this weekend. MDEQ and MDMR are also warning boaters to stay clear of the Round Island construction project near Pascagoula due to loose […]

  • 11 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Lee Zeldin, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Long Island Sound Caucus, has announced that the Senate passed the 5-year reauthorization of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Long Island Sound Program. The program, which Rep. Zeldin secured at $65 million per year, will now head to the President’s desk to become law following Senate passage of […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Top federal and state environmental officials from New York yesterday announced 31 grants totaling $2.04 million to local government and community groups to improve the health and ecosystem of Long Island Sound, EPA said in their latest release.  Fifteen projects, totaling $1.05 million, directly benefit New York, according to EPA. EPA Regional Administrator, Pete Lopez, […]

  • 21 October 2010

    A s the years have slipped by, the ocean has become a glutton.With a voracious and relentless appetite, its waves have gnawed away at Plum… By Taryn Plumb (boston) [mappress] Source: boston, October 21, 2010;

  • 22 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Consultants working for the City of Bellingham will begin a second round of sediment sampling this week for a cleanup site in Bellingham Bay. The consultant will use a boat to collect samples from 19 in-water locations around the South State Street Manufactured Gas Plant site near Boulevard Park. The work is part of a […]

  • 18 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Portions of the Islanders’ Beach Park on Hilton Head Island will be closed to vehicular traffic and parking effective immediately due to the island’s upcoming beach renourishment project, the Town of Hilton Head Island said in its latest announcement. The partial restriction is required to facilitate the truck delivery of beach renourishment pipeline to the […]

  • 5 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Sediments in the bottom of Central Puget Sound show declining environmental health over a 10-year period, according to a just-released report from the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology). Central Puget Sound is the area south of Whidbey Island to the Tacoma Narrows. It includes industrialized and urbanized Elliott and Commencement bays, Sinclair Inlet and Bainbridge […]