Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Dominion Completes Coastal Virginia Pilot Tests

VA, United States

12MW project is now ready for commercial operations to deliver power to Virginia customersDominion Energy has announced today that the 12MW Coastal Virginia offshore wind farm off the US east coast...

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Oregon Inlet ocean bar hampers transit

OR, United States

“We’ve had a lot of complaints,” said Jim Tobin, chairman of the Oregon Inlet Task Force.Shoaling at the Oregon Inlet ocean bar has reduced depth to five to seven feet according to the most recent...

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Topsail Island Federal Beach Nourishment Sees Delays -- And Could Lead to an Increase in Taxes

NC, United States

The stairs leading down to the beach from a house on the front row of North Topsail Beach at high tide on June 14th, during the beach renourishment project. The bulldozer in the background is moving...

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Commentary: Permanent Protection From Offshore Drilling Needed

NC, United States

Don’t forget, our coast and businesses need lasting protections.The Trump administration recently protected North Carolina from its own oil drilling plan by offering half-hearted protections from...

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$1.87 billion bonding bill to help shore up Duluth's failing seawalls

MN, United States

District 7B Rep. Liz Olson, DFL-Duluth, is looking to the funding to provide jobs and help jump-start Minnesota's economy.It took five special sessions, but the Minnesota Legislature finally passed a...

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Winona County delays decision on dredge material plan

MN, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stores dredge material at a temporary site near Homer, red outlined section. The Corps asked for a interim use permit to move that dredge material about 4 miles up...

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Michigan EGLE awards 13 coastal management grants

MI, United States

Michigan Tech and the City of Marquette were each among those awarded funds. LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) today announced more than...

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Lower Miss Deepening Will Have Regional, National Impacts

LA, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded the first contract to jumpstart the deepening of the Mississippi River Ship Channel from Baton Rouge, La., to the Gulf of Mexico to 50 feet. The...

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Army Corps still assessing Louisiana Calcasieu Ship Channel after Delta

LA, United States

Oct 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Tuesday it has identified three obstructions from Hurricane Delta that have to be removed before it can reopen the Calcasieu Ship Channel...

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$200,000 in 'Mini-Grants' Available for Northwest Florida Environmental Projects

FL, United States

A new estuary program is providing $200,000 in grants to help launch projects that improve the local environment.This week, the Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program announced the 2020-2021...

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Commissioners Approve up to $22 Million in Bonds for Beach Plan

FL, United States

The town of Longboat Key will borrow the money in bonds for its beach management plan.The town has sorted out the budgeting for its beach management plan, settling on a maximum amount to borrow that...

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Army Corps dredging near Jupiter, Stuart inlets in Indian River Lagoon, St. Lucie River

FL, United States

Boaters should be especially cautious in the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon near the St. Lucie Inlet this week because of a federal dredging project.Areas to be dredged in what's known as...

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Another Judge Rejects Challenge to Big Pass Dredge

FL, United States

The group Save our Siesta Sand 2 failed to convince a district court that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not thoroughly consider the environmental impacts of the project. By: David Conway...

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Petaluma River Dredged for First Time in 17 Years

CA, United States

Local leaders this week celebrated the final days of the Petaluma River dredge project, marking the end of a protracted effort to clear the central waterway of a 17-year silty entombment blamed for...

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Port 1 commission talks maintenance issues

WA, United States

Commissioners for Wahkiakum County Port District 1 held a budget and rate hearing last Thursday, discussed some maintenance issues, and adopted an amended reservation policy.All the lights at the...