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  • 5 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Washington Department of Ecology Director Ted Sturdevant issued the following statement on a state Supreme Court ruling upholding a voter-approved funding source for environmental protection and cleanups in Washington state. Sturdevant said: “We are pleased that the Supreme Court has upheld a law that Washington voters passed more than two decades ago to make sure […]

  • 11 March 2011

    Nicaragua welcomed the ruling of the International Court of Justice in The Hague regarding Costa Rica’s claims against it.   (insidecostarica) [mappress] Source: insidecostarica, March 11, 2011        

  • 9 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. District Court Judge John A. Tunheim has modified the injunction to allow all requested construction to proceed on the FM Area Diversion Project. The project is designed to protect the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo metro area during times of extreme flooding. The scheme is aimed to prevent catastrophic flooding with a few major components. The ruling […]

  • 29 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Germany’s Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig has dismissed actions of the cities of Cuxhaven and Otterndorf and the Environmentalists against the deepening of Hamburg’s Elbe River. According to the release, the Court decided to rule in favor of the dredging of the Elbe River so giant container ships can reach Hamburg. Dredging the Elbe River 38-mile […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday expressed excitement on the ruling of the Appeal Court which authorizes the state to control inland waterways and dredging activities in the region. Previous judgment of the Federal High Court empowered the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) to regulate transportation and sand dredging in the State. The Appellate […]

  • 3 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Friends of the Earth has welcomed last week’s Northern Ireland Court of Appeal decision that the government acted unlawfully by not stopping the dredging at Lough Neagh, one of Europe’s most important wetlands. The environmental campaign group brought the legal challenge over the Northern Ireland government’s failure to stop sand extraction from Lough Neagh, which […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Costa Rican Government and APM Terminals in an appeal filed by the port workers union against the 33-year concession contract for the new Moin Container Terminal (TCM) in Limon on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. For Paul Gallie, Managing Director of APM Terminals for Central […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Rotterdam District Court has passed judgment in the dispute about the way in which the Port of Rotterdam Authority developed the Maasvlakte 2 project. The court ruled that the Port Authority did not abuse a position of economic power when allocating new port sites. According to the court’s ruling, “The Port Authority did not act […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In a split decision, the Fourth District Court of Appeal has upheld the Coastal Commission’s conditions on two property owners’ reconstruction of a seawall in Encinitas after it was destroyed in a storm, including limiting the new seawall’s permit to a 20-year term. The majority ruling by Presiding Justice Judith McConnell is written much like […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The controversial dredging operation in Bimini has been brought to a halt with the granting of an injunction by the Privy Council in London. The Privy Council brought the dredging to a stop, ruling that if they wish to continue, the developers must show how a permit they got “over night” and which they produced […]

  • 26 February 2014

    A state court upheld Georgia’s Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee’s denial of a permit for a private marina proposed to be built in state marshlands on Wilmington Island, east of Savannah, Georgia. The court ruled that the permit applicant, Bull River Bluff Properties, LLC, had not demonstrated that its asserted need for a marina could not […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    A California court has once again ruled that all forms of suction dredge mining are banned throughout California, rejecting a temporary restraining order on the ban in Siskiyou County. In recent weeks miners had been exploiting a loophole in a ban on the destructive mining practice to continue mining on the Klamath, Salmon and other […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Customs and Border Protection recently released a ruling regarding the use of a foreign-built, floating amphibious device used for excavation, dredging and aquatic weed cutting and harvesting. CBP noted that Jones Act and related dredging restrictions against the use of a foreign-built vessel only apply to U.S. navigable waters and that the Jones Act applies […]

  • 17 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    A judge in the U.S. District Court in Yakima today issued a ruling that Canadian mining and smelting company Teck Metals Ltd. is liable under United States environmental law for contaminating the Columbia River with millions of tons of smelting waste. Official statement from Jim Pendowski, manager of the Washington Department of Ecology’s Toxics Cleanup […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Acting on behalf of the Marine Management Organization, Michelmores partner Andrew Oldland QC successfully responded to an appeal against a landmark conviction at the Court of Appeal. The appeal by Mr. Peter Frampton was against his conviction for illegally dredging in Falmouth Harbour and deliberately attempting to conceal the activity which disturbed highly toxic substances […]

  • 15 August 2012

    Last week, the Fourteenth Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling and rendered judgment against Zachry Construction Corporation in a suit the company filed in 2006 against the Port of Houston Authority. A trial court previously awarded Zachry $19,662,697 for breach of contract arising from the Bayport Terminal Complex Phase 1A Wharf and Dredging […]

  • 24 May 2011

    New Jersey officials say they have filed an appeal of federal court rulings that would allow deepening of the Delaware River shipping channe… (phillyburbs) [mappress] Source: phillyburbs, May 24, 2011;

  • 9 January 2011

    The Swedish Environmental Court of Appeal today ruled that the building of a freight port at Norvikudden in Nynäshamn could go ahead. The decision means that Ports of Stockholm can continue with project planning for the construction of the port, which is being built to meet the future demands for the provision of goods to […]

  • 29 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Following a federal court ruling earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown joined business and environmental leaders in Cleveland on Thursday to call for a long-term solution for maintaining navigation of the Cuyahoga River’s shipping channel while continuing to protect the Great Lakes. “Lake Erie and this river are in the midst of a remarkable […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A coalition fighting highly destructive suction dredge mining is considering further legal options after a state judge ruled that a California law banning the practice is preempted by federal law. The California Supreme Court is also considering whether to take up the legal issues surrounding the state law, designed to minimize mercury pollution and damage […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that, in another important legal victory for the State’s coastal protection efforts, a jury has determined that a Harvey Cedars couple should receive $300 as compensation for an easement on their property needed to build a sand dune and beachfront protection project – significantly less than the $800,000 […]

  • 8 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Reinforcing his commitment to a strong and resilient shore, the Christie Administration jointly announced with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the schedule for critical Army Corps beach and dune construction projects that will reduce risk to lives, properties and infrastructure by rebuilding 44 miles of New Jersey coastline and providing the state with the […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop and maintain the nation’s waterways. With 276 miles along the Ohio river, Kentucky’s 4th district is vitally important to the nation’s waterborne transportation infrastructure. Congressman Thomas Massie, the only Kentuckian on the […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    In Mike Hooks Dredging Company v Marquette Transportation Gulf-Inland, LLC the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently explored Inland Navigational Rule 9, the rule for navigating in a narrow channel, and its relationship to The Pennsylvania rule in connection with an allision that occurred on the Intracoastal Waterway in Louisiana. Facts The dredge Mike […]

  • 14 December 2012

    In a victory for clean water, wildlife, and taxpayers, a coalition of conservation and fishing organizations won a major court ruling December 13 that halts the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plans to dredge the lower Snake River this winter. The plaintiffs had charged that the Army Corps of Engineers violated federal law and ignored […]

  • 5 July 2012

    The Christie Administration has expressed disappointment in a federal appeals court ruling upholding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ project to deepen the Delaware River’s shipping channel from the mouth of the bay to Camden. “Governor Christie and I have remained steadfast in our position that the Army Corps of Engineers must be compelled to […]

  • 16 April 2012

    According to wbay.com, the clean-up equipment that was once a sign of progress on the Fox River is now being demobilized by Appleton Papers. After last week’s court ruling, the company is no longer responsible for funding the nine-year program designed to rid the river of toxins and pollutants. “The equipment that’s in the river […]

  • 22 November 2011

    The Environmental Protection Authority’s Rf100 million (USD 6.5 million) fine against local business tycoon Mohamed ‘Champa’ Moosa has been overturned by the Civil Court. Champa got the maximum possible penalty in June and was labeled an “environmental criminal” for irreversibly damaging the island of Thunbafushi and the marine ecosystem of Thunbafalhu, due to performing dredging […]

  • 22 September 2011

    Costa Rica’s new foreign minister said Nicaragua will remain an “enemy” as long as it ignores an international court ruling in a territorial…   (upi) [mappress] Source: upi, September 22, 2011