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Trump Says Farmers Can Benefit From Developer-Friendly Wetlands Rollback

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pointed to farmers Monday as winners from the administration’s proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country, describing farmers crying in gratitude when he ordered the change. But under longstanding federal law and rules, farmers and farmland already are exempt from most of the regulatory hurdles on behalf of wetlands that the Trump administration is targeting. Because of that, environmental groups long have arg...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Ap, Tennessee, Farmers, Epa, Donald Trump, American Farm Bureau Federation, Environmental Protection Agency, Thompson, Trump, Barger, U S Army Corps of Engineers, Zippy Duvall


State audit blasts Honolulu rail authority, Board of Education to re-vote on superintendent's contract, homeless coordinator defends progress, Hawaii's space defense plan, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Blistering audit blames political rush to construction for ballooning rail costs. The auditor documented $354 million in change orders related to Honolulu’s rail project. Hawaii News Now.Audit: Honolulu Rail Agency Hid True Costs From Public View. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation did not even level with its own board of directors about ballooning expenses, a new report says. Civil Beat.Premature contracts increased rail cost by $354M. Star-Advertiser.State Auditor: HART Increased ...
Tags: Travel, United States, Hawaii, City Council, Hawaii Island, Honolulu, Legislature, Board of Education, Hart, Wildlife Service, West Hawaii, Oahu, U S Postal Service, Hawaiian Islands, Department of Public Safety, Hilo


Bill Allowing Post-Shutdown Federal Employee Back Pay Heads To Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as pressure mounts to end the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government and deprived hundreds of thousands of workers of their salaries. Some 800,000 federal employees, more than half still on the job, were due to miss their first paycheck Friday under a stoppage that neared a record for the longest government shutdown. With the closu...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, House, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Puerto Rico, Trump, Calif


Trump Eyeing Disaster Funds for Wall ‘Outrageous,’ Harris Says

Harris also confirmed she will decide soon whether to mount a 2020 presidential bid. The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to examine a February 2018 emergency spending bill, which included disaster relief for Puerto Rico and other areas, to see what funds could be diverted to a border wall, according to a congressional aide who asked for anonymity to discuss private briefings by the administration.
Tags: News, White House, Puerto Rico, HARRIS, Army Corps Of Engineers


Trump Eyes Disaster Money, Army Corps Of Engineers Budget To Pay For Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency declaration to get it built without Congress. The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to comb through its budget, including $13.9 billion in emergency funds that Congress earmarke...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Ap, Idaho, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Trump, Army Corps, Simpson, California Florida, Congress The White House, Appropriations Committee


Exclusive: Pentagon prepares options to build border wall as Trump weighs emergency declaration

A national emergency would let the Army Corps of Engineers design barriers. The corps commander went to the border with Trump Thursday.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Pentagon, Usa Today, Trump, Army Corps Of Engineers


Exclusive: Pentagon preparing options to build border wall as Trump weighs emergency declaration

President Trump's declaration of a national emergency would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to design barriers and let contracts to build them.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Pentagon, Usa Today, Trump, Army Corps Of Engineers


Wednesday round-up

The justices wrap up the first week of the January session today with one oral argument, in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt, in which the court will consider whether to overrule a precedent that allows a state to be sued in the courts of another state without its consent. Richard Re previewed the case for this blog. Clotilde Le Roy and Jarrett Field have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. In his first Supreme Court opinion, Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote for...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Court, America, Bloomberg, Cnn, New York Times, New Orleans, Fox News, Republican, Economist, Hyatt, Trump, Round-up


Quick Hits: Six Coal Barges Sink + Bear found in NC with rabies

First ever case of North Carolina black bear found dead of rabies A black bear found dead on the North Carolina coast has tested positive for the raccoon strain of rabies, the first known case of a rabies-positive bear in the state. Since 1999 there have been only four known cases of rabies in wild black bears in the entire United States. Mike Carraway, a wildlife biologist with the NC wildlife resources commission told the Asheville Citizen-Times that he doesn’t think the rabies case will...
Tags: Sport, United States, Cycling, Ohio, North Carolina, Louisville, NC, Western North Carolina, Ohio River, Asheville Citizen Times, Community Foundation, Army Corps Of Engineers, Louisville Ky, Army Corp of Engineers, WNC, Hendersonville NC


Let’s not make Lake Washington into ‘Lake Stinko’ again

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed rules that would scale back the scope of, and weaken, the Clean Water Act, a move that represents the biggest rollback of clean-water protections in five decades.
Tags: News, Opinion, Environmental Protection Agency, Army Corps Of Engineers, Lake Washington, ` Lake Stinko


United States: Proposed Waters Of The United States Rule Would Limit Clean Water Act's Reach - Morgan Lewis

The US Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers' joint proposed definition of "waters of the United States" would eliminate the regulation of waters with a "significant nexus"
Tags: News, United States, US environmental protection agency, Army Corps Of Engineers, Morgan Lewis


GAO-19-99, Army Corps of Engineers: Budget Requests Included Construction Projects Located in Over 30 States Selected Using a Multi-level Process, December 19, 2018

What GAO Found For fiscal years 2008 through 2017, construction projects included in the President's budget requests to Congress for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) were geographically...
Tags: Congress, GAO, Army Corps Of Engineers, U S Army Corps of Engineers Corps


Weekly Primer: Nick Ayers Is Leaving The White House To Spend More Time With His Money

Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff Nick Ayers announced Sunday that he is leaving the Trump administration at the end of the year, rather than — as previously expected — taking a job as White House chief of staff. Word is, Ayers wants to spend more time on his career as a political operative: The rising conservative star is a power player in the lucrative business of television ad buying, and he is expected to run the main pro-Trump outside spending group. The Trump administration has...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Politico, United States, New York Times, Epa, Giuliani, Bahrain, Scott Pruitt, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Bureau, Mike Pence, Cox, Ayers




Quick Hits: Virginia Sues Mountain Valley Pipeline + Celebrity Yellowstone Wolf Killed

Virginia sues Mountain Valley Pipeline for repeated violations Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality have sued the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline for violations of the state’s environmental laws and regulations at sites in Craig, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, and Roanoke Counties. The lawsuit alleges that Mountain Valley Pipeline has violated Virginia’s clean water protections. Mountain Valley Pipeline is in the process of building a con...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Montana, Virginia, Sport, Cycling, Spitfire, Yellowstone, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Roanoke, Army Corps Of Engineers, Mark Herring, Lamar Valley, ROBBINSVILLE, Haslet Texas


Grab A Coffee And A Doughnut And Get Comfy Here’s What The Community Has Been Up To This Week

Oh boy, another extremely fun week at Light Stalking! This has been one of the busiest weeks so far for our community, and we want to welcome the newest 200 Light Stalkers! We are sure you'll have a blast in our beloved forums , and don't forget to say hi over here ! Last week we had a pretty luminous weekend photography challenge with a lot of beautiful photographs posted by all of you. Sit back and relax, and enjoy everything that you shouldn't be missing from your community. ...
Tags: Photography, Mexico, Dave, Nikon, Kent, Chris, Shark Tank, Robert, Bruce, Tobie, Federico, Eugene Oregon, Army Corps Of Engineers, Bobbie, Fern Ridge, Cool Photos & Photographers


The Chemists’ War (new york times)

One hundred years after the end of World War I, the Army Corps of Engineers is still cleaning up the relics of experiments that helped develop chemical weapons to counter the Germans’ gas attacks. [Author: THEO EMERY]
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The Chemists’ War

One hundred years after the end of World War I, the Army Corps of Engineers is still cleaning up the relics of experiments that helped develop chemical weapons to counter the Germans’ gas attacks.
Tags: News, Water, Chemistry, American University, Army Corps Of Engineers, Biological and Chemical Warfare, United States Defense and Military Forces, Washington (DC, World War I (1914-18


United States: Southern District Of New York Confirms Arbitration Award Despite Allegation Of Undisclosed Real Party In Interest - Carlton Fields

After Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast in 2012, the Army Corps of Engineers contracted with Environmental Chemical Corp. (ECC) to conduct clean up on Fire Island, New York.
Tags: News, United States, Army Corps Of Engineers, Environmental Chemical Corp ECC


Oceanside Harbor receives overdue dredging

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) - It’s a sight for sore eyes in Oceanside: millions of pounds of badly-needed sand are being dumped on the beaches.Captain David “Skully” Mora runs Sailing Blue Water Charters and relies on the harbor mouth being accessible. He welcomes the dredging."Absolutely excited! Because it just makes it so much safer, we had three boats roll this year,” Mora said. "I like it being at least 20-25 feet, usually where it is, but it's been as shallow as 8-10 on this side of the h...
Tags: News, Army, Oceanside, Army Corps Of Engineers, Mora, Oceanside Calif, Oceanside Harbor, David Skully Mora, Sailing Blue Water Charters


World War II explosive was being used as a garden decoration

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Air Force explosive experts removed a World War II-era artillery rocket that was being used as a garden decoration in a Florida neighborhood. TCPalm.com reports the Army Corps of Engineers were working in a Vero Beach neighborhood Thursday when they noticed the 2-foot (0.6-meter) training rocket. They notified the explosives […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Air Force, Army Corps Of Engineers, Vero Beach Fla, Vero Beach, Nation & World


Hurricane Michael: Army Corps preparing to cover 'tens of thousands' of damaged roofs

The Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to cover tens of thousands of roofs damaged by Hurricane Michael.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Army Corps, Army Corps Of Engineers, Hurricane Michael


Army Corps of Engineers should pay for wine country cleanup

Californians, for all our natural blessings, are also used to natural disasters, from earthquakes to wildfires. Going through them is bad enough. When the recovery efforts are hampered by government incompetence, that’s adding insult to injury.But that’s what has happened in the wake of the fires exactly one year ago that devastated Northern California’s wine country. After many deaths and thousands of homes destroyed, the Associated Press reported this week that the United States Army Corps of ...
Tags: California, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Army, Associated Press, Northern California, Corps, Sonoma County, Elias, Army Corps Of Engineers, Corps of Engineers, Office of Emergency Services, U S Army Corps, PAUL ELIAS


Red Tide, Take Warning

Perhaps the disaster that struck Florida’s southwest coast this summer will cause residents to rethink the way they live.
Tags: Florida, News, Disney, Algae, Sugar, Gulf of Mexico, Fla, Walt, Army Corps Of Engineers, Fertilizer, Fish and Other Marine Life, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, World (Lake Buena Vista, Coastal Areas, Lake Okeechobee (Fla, Everglades (Fla


Proposals for bay restoration leave Long Beach breakwater removal uncertain

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia unveiled Monday six alternatives for improving marine habitat in the east San Pedro Bay, but it remains uncertain whether the joint city-Army Corps of Engineers final plan will include removing any of the Long Beach Breakwater. The $3-million study stems from a push begun 22 years ago by activists seeking to remove the 2.5-mile rock structure and return surfing to the area. But four of the proposals announced Monday would leave the breakwater in its current configu...
Tags: News, Navy, California, Environment, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Long Beach, East Bay, Beaches, San Pedro, Mary, Garcia, Peninsula, Army Corps


At the Frogtown Artwalk, the L.A. River is the artist’s muse

The Frogtown Artwalk is turning the banks of the Los Angeles River into an art crawl experience. Pop-up galleries, artists’ studio tours and musical performances celebrate the Elysian Valley river community at this eleventh installment, now a biennial event, on Saturday, Sept. 22. River LA presents artist léo Limōn, known for his River Catz, at Evolve Project LA. (Courtesy of River LA) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Photographer Daniel Postaer’s urban tab...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, LA River, Visual Arts, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Theater, Postal Service, Santa Monica, Huntington Library, Los Angeles River, Frida Kahlo, Army Corps Of Engineers, Beastie Boys, Ryan Griffin


Storm ‘Has Never Been More Dangerous,’ North Carolina Governor Warns

Now a tropical depression, Florence has killed at least 16 people so far, and North Carolina officials expect the crisis to continue for many days.
Tags: News, North Carolina, Floods, Florence, South Carolina, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Army Corps Of Engineers, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Power Failures and Blackouts, Charlotte (NC, Hurricane Florence (2018


Storm ‘Has Never Been More Dangerous,’ Governor Warns

Now a tropical depression, Florence has killed at least 16 people so far, and North Carolina officials expect the crisis to continue for many days.
Tags: News, North Carolina, Floods, Florence, South Carolina, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Army Corps Of Engineers, Power Failures and Blackouts, Hurricane Florence (2018


Hurricane Florence: Storm ‘Has Never Been More Dangerous’

Now a tropical depression, Florence has killed at least 16 people so far, and North Carolina officials expect the crisis to continue for many days.
Tags: News, North Carolina, Floods, Florence, South Carolina, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Army Corps Of Engineers, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Power Failures and Blackouts, Charlotte (NC, Hurricane Florence (2018


There Was a Plan to Save This City From Flooding. But When the Rains Came, So Did Hesitance.

The Army Corps of Engineers’ delay in activating a floodway — land designated to take on water — cost millions of dollars in damage to Cairo, Illinois, and surrounding communities in 2011.
Tags: Management, Army Corps Of Engineers, Cairo Illinois