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  • 8 September 2011

    According to a press release issued by the Office of United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., the Senator secured more than $1.26 … More info: bayoubuzz [mappress] Source: bayoubuzz, September 8, 2011;

  • 12 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    State Senator Patty Ritchie recently visited Lake Neatahwanta, as dredging began on the lake in an effort to restore it for use by the public again. Senator Ritchie has secured $200,000 in special funding to help the City of Fulton and the Town of Granby cover the costs associated with dredging the Lake. The aid […]

  • 7 August 2013

    On August 1, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that she has included almost $30 million for Puget Sound cleanup and recovery efforts in the Fiscal Year 2014 Senate Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. This funding would continue the federal investment and supplement state and […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Channelization work has conmmenced on the Asa River in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, North Central Nigeria to boost transportation system and check flooding. A Nigerian government official says dredging of the river will go a long way in preventing loss of lives and property witnessed in the past, as a result of flooding. The […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, yesterday visited the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Senator Young has worked on several issues in support of the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor during his time in the Senate, including supporting the Port’s application for a U.S. Department of Transportation FASTLANE grant. He […]

  • 24 May 2013

    The Senate deliberated on the motion titled ‘Emergency Preparedness for 2013 Flood and Rainfall Prediction. This program will include: urgent need for dredging and desilting of the River Niger, the Cross River, River Benue and other inland waterways in Nigeria; and accordingly resolved to mandate the relevant Committees of the Senate to ascertain the level […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). In March, the Senate passed their version 83 to 14. Vitter is the lead sponsor of the Senate bill and the top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, which has jurisdiction […]

  • 8 June 2012

    State Senator Patty Ritchie announced good news for boaters and residents in the area of Sandy Pond in Oswego County. Working with residents and county, state and federal officials, Senator Ritchie has won approval for an early start to dredging the sand-choked channel that connects the pond to Lake Ontario, adding a full month to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has applauded leaders of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Senate’s Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee for their success in advancing S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016.  The Senate passed its version of the legislation yesterday by a vote of 95 to 3. “AAPA commends EPW […]

  • 3 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Tom Harkin (Iowa) joined a bipartisan group of 15 of their Senate colleagues in a letter to President Barack Obama calling for “action by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prevent an economic calamity in the center of our nation.” Specifically, the lawmakers are urging the president to […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Senator Rob Portman, chairman of U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), has sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter requesting information regarding the Army Corps of Engineer’s efforts to dredge the Cleveland Harbor. PSI will examine allegations that the Corps deliberately reduced its budget for the Cleveland Harbor project in order to […]

  • 9 February 2012

      U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons yesterday announced a total of $16.864 million in funding to deepen the Delaware River shipping channel. “This project will have a significant, positive economic impact on Delaware and the region,” Senator Carper said. “Investments like this one are critical to the long-term development of the Port of […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens welcome Australian Academy of Science’s strong warning today that the Abbott and Newman governments’ Reef 2050 Plan fails to protect the Great Barrier Reef. “The science is clear – the Abbott and Newman governments’ plan for our Great Barrier Reef grossly fails this World Heritage Area,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    “Ports and harbors are the economic life blood for many of our smaller communities, and funding for maintenance dredging is absolutely critically important to supporting the economies of these communities,” said Senator Collins at a Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee hearing. [mappress] Dredging Today Staff, May 29, 2013

  • 13 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    NY State Senator Phil Boyle toured Superstorm Sandy damaged areas in the 4th Senate District. He used this occasion to speak with those in charge of crews and contractors who are fiercely working to get the Long Island Beaches back in shape with dredging, sand remediation, debris removal and beach plantings in time for the […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, yesterday praised the inclusion of several of her key priorities in the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, which passed the full Senate this week. The House and Senate will now reconcile their versions of this appropriations bill and send […]

  • 24 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, yesterday announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a $128,000 loan and $100,000 grant to the City of Marmarth. The funds will be used to restore the city’s levee, which was damaged […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    This month, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is taking a tour of Wisconsin’s freshwater coasts, focusing on how the Great Lakes, Mississippi River and other major waterways contribute to the state’s economy and quality of life. Last week, Senator Baldwin visited the Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Vernon County, Lock and Dam 6 in Trempealeau, the […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, who serves as a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, has applauded the inclusion of a Missouri River Study in the bipartisan Coast Guard Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016. The bill passed both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate this week. […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    A Senate inquiry into the Greens’ bill to save the Great Barrier Reef today recommended no new ports in pristine areas of the reef until a strategic assessment of the reef is completed, but the recommendation comes too late to be acted upon in this Parliament. “Through this Greens initiated inquiry, we’ve finally seen some […]

  • 16 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) called on a key Senate Committee to include funds to complete the Delaware River deepening project in its budget. Senator Casey recently worked to secure $20 million in the President’s budget for the dredging project and now in a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee pressed to maintain that investment […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy yesterday applauded committee passage of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. Murphy secured $500,000 in the bill to conduct a feasibility study to deepen New Haven Harbor – Connecticut’s largest deep water commercial industrial port that is essential to the state’s economy. “Commercial ports and manufacturing businesses are bedrocks of Connecticut’s […]