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  • 15 August 2012

    The Georgia Ports Authority and South Carolina’s Savannah River Maritime Commission may take part in a lawsuit challenging the $650 million deepening of the river shipping channel, a federal judge has ruled Tuesday. US District Judge Richard Gergel has denied a motion by environmental groups seeking to expand the lawsuit to address what South Carolina […]

  • 10 July 2012

    According to patch.com, a federal court judge will hear a lawsuit on potential environmental harm posed by planned dredging of the Savannah River. Both South Carolina and Georgia are moving ahead with plans to deepen rival shipping channels as East Coast sea ports race to accommodate larger ships that will come out of a widened […]

  • 12 April 2012

    Recognizing that Appleton Papers Inc. (API) did not assume liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability (CERCLA) Act when it purchased Appleton Papers Division from NCR, Federal Judge William Griesbach yesterday granted API’s Motion for Reconsideration, ruling that API is therefore not a potentially responsible party for PCB contamination of the Lower Fox […]

  • 16 January 2011

    State and environmental officials suffered a major defeat this week when a federal judge threw out a lawsuit aimed at stopping the deepening… By PAUL BARONE (thedailyjournal) [mappress] Source: thedailyjournal, January 17, 2011;

  • 24 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In the case against Carnival over a cruise ship that struck an Army Corps dredging vessel during a storm, a federal judge has declined to resolve certain facts before trial. The M/V Carnival Triumph was moored in a shipyard in Mobile, Ala., on April 3, 2013, when a storm struck. Triumph broke free from her […]

  • 30 July 2012

    According to savannahnow.com, the Georgia Ports Authority plans to intervene in a federal lawsuit challenging the $650 million deepening of the Savannah River shipping channel saying its contractual and economic interests are at risk. The Authority wants the river shipping channel deepened to handle larger ships that will be routinely calling when the Panama Canal […]

  • 6 July 2012

    According to greenbaypressgazette.com, NCR Corp. and Appleton Papers Inc. will not have to pay for the cleanup of PCBs from Little Lake Butte des Morts and southern portions of the lower Fox River, a federal judge ruled this week. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach of Green Bay issued the ruling based on testimony he heard […]

  • 4 July 2012

    Northjersey.com reports that a federal appeals court in Philadelphia has rejected an appeal from environmental groups and the state of New Jersey challenging the Army Corps of Engineers’ dredging of the Delaware River. The court upheld decisions by federal judges in Delaware and New Jersey who said the Corps could deepen the shipping channel in […]

  • 4 June 2012

    In a highly-anticipated decision from the En Banc panel of 11 judges of the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, the Court last week held that the U.S. Forest Service violated the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) when the agency approved a slew of mining operations in salmon habitat in and along […]

  • 6 May 2012

    A federal judge in Green Bay denied a paper company’s request to delay his earlier order to resume dredging along the Fox River, according to WTAQ.com. NCR Corporation was ordered last week to immediately restart clean-up efforts after it halted the project last year and filed a lawsuit. The judge laid out a strict schedule […]

  • 30 April 2012

      The Republic reports that a federal judge’s ruling has opened the door to full-scale cleanup of a Wisconsin river polluted by toxins from a bygone papermaking era. Judge William Griesbach ruled Friday that NCR Corp. alone is responsible for the costs of cleaning up the Fox River in northeastern Wisconsin. He said the harm […]

  • 22 April 2010

    A New Jersey federal court judge has bluntly rejected what he implied was a “judge shopping” attempt by parties battling over a consolidation of lawsuits targeting the Delaware River deepening project. Judge Joel A. Pisano made the point in denying a compromise that would have merged New Jersey’s challenge to the Army Corps… [mappress] Source:delawareonline,April […]

  • 18 April 2010

    In an unusual compromise offer, both sides in a New Jersey federal court lawsuit over dredging the Delaware River have proposed shifting their case — and judge — to a Delaware court that already has ruled on a related suit… [mappress] Source:delawareonline,April 18,2010;

  • 5 January 2010
    Project & Tenders

    The Army Corps of Engineers, which for years has fought to increase the depth to 45 feet, wants to make the most of this situation, and is pressing a federal judge for permission to cut five feet deeper into the river. [mappress] Source: Delaware Online, January 5, 2010;

  • 18 December 2009

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — A federal judge in Green Bay has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to make 20 companies and governmental units share in the massive costs of cleaning up the lower Fox River… Source: Associated Press, December 17, 2009

  • 22 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has agreed to dredge the full six miles of the lower Cuyahoga River and the Port of Cleveland. The project started yesterday and will continue through mid-July. Sediment removed from the channel will be placed into confined disposal facilities (CDFs), near Burke Front Airport, Cleveland, OH. USACE had […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A federal judge has sided with the state of Ohio by ordering the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue fully dredging the Cleveland Harbor and Cuyahoga River, The Associated Press reported. The judge said the Army Corps’ attempt to stop the dredging violated its duty. The Ohio State filed in April a lawsuit against the U.S. […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Government must cover the bulk of $13.8 million in damages a pipeline owner faces after faulty Army Corps of Engineers navigational charts led to a collision, a federal judge ruled. A barge owned by Weeks Marine hit and ruptured Contango Operators’ natural gas pipeline on Feb. 24, 2010, while dredging the Atchafalaya Channel […]

  • 1 August 2012

    The Republic reports the Army Corps of Engineers wants a federal judge to block South Carolina’s Savannah River Maritime Commission from entering a federal lawsuit challenging the $650 million Savannah River dredging project. In a filing late Monday, the corps says allowing the commission in would delay the case and open issues that weren’t originally […]

  • 12 July 2012

    GPB News reports that the South Carolina agency charged with reviewing activities in the Savannah River wants to enter a federal lawsuit challenging the $650 million deepening of the shipping channel. The Savannah River Maritime Commission filed court documents Tuesday asking to enter the case brought by conservation groups in South Carolina and Georgia. That […]

  • 28 June 2012

    In yesterdays interview, U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, gave an overview of the Delaware River Deepening Plan. “The Delaware River is a vital artery that powers much of the commerce in the Pennsylvania-Delaware-New Jersey corridor. Cargo vessels carrying everything from fruits and vegetables to construction materials travel these waterways daily. The ports contribute to an estimated […]

  • 9 May 2012

    The Savannah River Maritime Commission on Tuesday recommended that dredging be limited to a depth of 45 feet, Associated Press reports. The Army Corps of Engineers has proposed dredging to 47 feet, but the panel said that would be harmful to fish in the area. The state Supreme Court is considering whether South Carolina environmental […]

  • 15 February 2012

    President Obama’s new budget, to be submitted to Congress Monday, includes $31 million for continued deepening of the Delaware River navigation channel, two members of Congress said Sunday night. Supporters say deepening the 102-mile channel by five feet will allow bigger ships – and greater commerce – between Philadelphia and Camden and the Atlantic Ocean. […]

  • 9 August 2011

    Controversial Kennebec River dredging work began last week after a federal judge denied a last-ditch effort by opponents to limit the…   (timesrecord) [mappress] Source: timesrecord, August 9, 2011

  • 27 April 2010

    A federal judge ruled that New Jersey’s lawsuit opposing dredging of the Delaware River shipping channel by the Army Corps of Engineers should be heard in the Garden State. The Corps of Engineers had sought to have the case moved to Delaware, where a judge ruled in February that the project could begin… [mappress] Source:nj,April […]

  • 3 February 2010
    Project & Tenders

    Just days after a federal judge ruled that deepening the Delaware River could begin, the budget proposal announced by President Obama for fiscal 2011 includes no money for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Delaware shipping channel five feet deeper. [mappress] Source: Philly.com, February 2, 2010;

  • 20 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Following 18 months of litigation, the State of Florida granted final approval for a coastal permit Monday that clears the way for the much-needed joint federal-local Lido Beach shoreline restoration and protection project. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s final order adopted the recent recommendations of Administrative Law Judge Bram Canter and granted the joint […]

  • 12 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Gov. Doug Burgum yesterday stressed the critical importance of securing permanent protection against catastrophic flooding for the Fargo-Moorhead metro area, urging officials to build on the momentum of the F-M Area Flood Diversion Task Force after the group concluded its fifth and final meeting. Burgum expressed deep gratitude to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and the […]

  • 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 […]