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Nearly $1B in contracts awarded for border fence sections

PHOENIX (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts totaling nearly $1 billion for removal and replacement of vehicle fencing with pedestrian fencing along two sections of the U.S.-Mexico border. The Corps of Engineers said in a statement Wednesday that 46 miles (74 kilometers) of bollard-style barrier will be installed near Columbus, New […]
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Take two minutes to protect the Bristol Bay salmon run

Protect the Bristol Bay salmon run, and the way of life of the people who rely on it. Comment to the Army Corps of Engineers about the Pebble Mine project. This won't go away. https://t.co/RS4JCsYUaO … #nopebblemine pic.twitter.com/Vbm8ImDG1m— flyfishmagazine (@flyfishmagazine) April 3, 2019 [Author: Murdock]
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Bristol Bay, Pebble Mine, Murdock, Army Corps Of Engineers


Cleveland City Council is Launching Panel on Lake Erie Water Quality

A new Cleveland City Council subcommittee is meeting for the first time today, and its focus is to figure out how to improve Lake Erie’s water quality . Council President Kevin Kelley says he’s encouraged by the focus on the lake’s health by Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed $900 million water quality initiative . However, President Donald Trump had proposed cutting Great Lakes Restoration funds by 90 percent – then, at a rally in Michigan last week, said he would reverse that decision. Kelley says it...
Tags: Michigan, Lake Erie, Donald Trump, Mike DeWine, Kabir Bhatia, Cleveland City Council, Kelley, Army Corps Of Engineers, Kevin Kelley


Trump's border emergency declaration stands after House vote falls short

* Lawmakers fail to reach two-thirds majority to override veto * Pentagon reallocates $1bn to help fund Trump’s border wallSalvadoran migrants wait for a transport to arrive after turning themselves in to the US border patrol by the border fence under construction in El Paso, Texas, last week. Photograph: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty ImagesDonald Trump’s emergency declaration over the US border with Mexico remained in force after the House failed to garner the two-thirds majority needed to overturn the...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, Russia, Defense, US, Department Of Defense, Cnn, Democrats, House, Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump


Defense Leaders To Appear Before Congress On Projects Targeted By Trump’s Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top defense leaders are expected to get a barrage of questions when they face worried lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Pentagon spelled out the military construction projects that could lose funding this year to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall. A number of Congress members have already expressed unhappiness with Pentagon plans that could divert funding from as many as 150 projects, totaling more than $4.3 billion, across the country and the...
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Defense secretary OK’s $1 billion for border fencing help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has authorized the Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning and building 57 miles of 18-foot-high fencing in Yuma, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas, along the U.S. border with Mexico. The Pentagon says it will divert up to $1 billion to support the Department of Homeland Security […]
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, Defense, Ap, Nation, Pentagon, Department Of Homeland Security, El Paso Texas, Army Corps Of Engineers, Yuma Arizona, Patrick Shanahan, Acting Defense


As Floods Inundate the Midwest, Many Ask: Will Our Levees Be the Next to Fail?

At least 50 levees have been breached or overtopped by rivers engorged with late-winter rains and snowmelt, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.
Tags: Levees and Dams, Floods, Rivers, American Rivers, Army Corps of Engineers, Midwestern States (US, Iowa, Missouri


The Fight to Tame a Swelling River With Dams That May Be Outmatched by Climate Change

Along the Missouri, John Remus controls a network of dams that dictates the fate of millions. ‘It was not designed to handle this.’
Tags: News, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Iowa, Floods, Rivers, Carbon Dioxide, Army Corps Of Engineers, Missouri River, Levees and Dams, Endangered and Extinct Species, John Remus, Plover (Bird


The Fight to Tame a Swelling River With Dams Outmatched by Climate Change

Along the Missouri, John Remus controls a network of dams that dictates the fate of millions. ‘It was not designed to handle this.’
Tags: News, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Iowa, Floods, Rivers, Carbon Dioxide, Army Corps Of Engineers, Missouri River, Levees and Dams, Endangered and Extinct Species, John Remus, Plover (Bird


An Iowa Town Fought and Failed to Save a Levee. Then Came the Flood.

Hamburg residents held back the Missouri River in 2011, then had to take down the makeshift levee that saved them. Much of the town is now under water.
Tags: News, Iowa, Floods, Rivers, Hamburg, Iowa Town, Army Corps Of Engineers, Missouri River, Levees and Dams


While the Bear Cam bears hibernate, the Trump admin weighs a big plan to mine their world

When the peak of summer arrives in Alaska and the radiant midnight sun hangs in the northern sky, tens of millions of salmon make their move. They race up rivers, leap over waterfalls, and clog narrow streams with their hefty, five-pound bodies. It is then that Alaska's Bristol Bay — home to the largest run of sockeye salmon on the planet — comes to life. Wolverines, foxes, lynx, and bald eagles descend upon this untrammeled realm. And the most dominant creature of the land, the brown bear,...
Tags: Science, Obama, America, Earth, Cnn, Salmon, Atlantic, Alaska, Epa, West Coast, North America, East Coast, Scott Pruitt, Pacific Northwest, Bristol Bay, Pebble Mine


Argument preview: Justices to determine relevant statute of limitations for whistleblower suits under the False Claims Act

Liza Starr, a student at Stanford Law School and a member of Stanford’s Supreme Court Clinic, co-authored this post. On March 19, the Supreme Court will hear argument in Cochise Consultancy Inc. v. United States, ex rel. Hunt. The justices will consider how two statutes of limitations under the False Claims Act apply to whistleblower (also known as “qui tam”) suits when the government has not intervened in the case. Enacted in 1863 amidst rampant fraud by Civil War contractors, the FCA has grown...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Iraq, Afghanistan, United States, Fca, Graham, Department Of Justice, Chamber of Commerce, Wilson, Hunt, Parsons, U S Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit


Homeless live in the Sepulveda Flood Basin for seclusion, but winter rains become a crude reminder that ‘The Bamboos’ is no resort

Tucked behind some brush and a makeshift plastic wall just feet away from Burbank Boulevard one cold and rainy February night, 63-year-old Mark Kline sat at the door of his tent watching the water level rise. Whoever was pulling the strings at the Sepulveda Dam half a mile east better open the doors soon, he hoped to himself, and allow the menacing pool around him to flow into the Los Angeles River. Yet the dam operator is tasked with preventing river overflow down south, not protecting an ad ho...
Tags: Transportation, National Weather Service, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, LA River, Soccer, Homeless, Local News, Lapd, Rice, Los Angeles County, Valley, Burbank, Aldridge


Homeless live in the Sepulveda Flood Basin for seclusion, but winter rains are a crude reminder that ‘The Bamboos’ is no resort

Tucked behind some brush and a makeshift plastic wall just feet away from Burbank Boulevard one cold and rainy February night, 63-year-old Mark Kline sat at the door of his tent watching the water level rise. Whoever was pulling the strings at the Sepulveda Dam half a mile east better open the doors soon, he hoped to himself, and allow the menacing pool around him to flow into the Los Angeles River. Yet the dam operator is tasked with preventing river overflow down south, not protecting an ad ho...
Tags: Transportation, National Weather Service, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, LA River, Soccer, Homeless, Local News, Lapd, Rice, Los Angeles County, Valley, Burbank, Aldridge


Tribes accuse Corps of withholding pipeline study records

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tribes battling the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court are accusing the Army Corps of Engineers of withholding dozens of documents that could bolster their case that the pipeline could unfairly impact them. Many of the records that attorneys for the four Sioux tribes allege are missing relate to the pipeline’s […]
Tags: Business, News, Nation, BISMARCK N D AP, Corps, SIOUX, Army Corps Of Engineers


APNewsBreak: Tribe says Corps' pipeline findings preordained

The Native American tribe leading the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says an Army Corps of Engineers document shows the agency concluded the pipeline wouldn't unfairly affect tribes before it ever consulted them.
Tags: Finance, Article, Associated Press, Blake Nicholson, Corps, FBN, Army Corps Of Engineers, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Fox-business/industries/energy, Fox-business/features, 737ac00c-39d0-5a5f-aa54-f5911870b536


LA County officials think they can do a better job than feds managing LA, San Gabriel rivers

The Los Angeles County Flood Control District has a message for the federal government: Thank you, but we’ll take it from here. The keepers of more than 500 miles of the Los Angeles, San Gabriel and Rio Hondo rivers — mostly concrete passages steering storm runoff away from homes and streets into catch basins and ultimately the ocean — want to take over about 40 miles of channels owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. By a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, t...
Tags: News, Congress, California, White House, Environment, Sport, LA River, Soccer, El Nino, Local News, Donald Trump, Eric Garcetti, Army Corps, Los Angeles County, Board of Supervisors, Adam Schiff


Pentagon Bigs Visit Border to Review Deployment Stunt

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Top defense officials toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal activity, as the Pentagon weighs diverting billions of dollars for President Donald Trump’s border wall. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, accompanied by the Joint Chiefs chairman, Gen. Joseph Dunford, was visiting a border site near El Paso, Texas, called Monument Site 3 where a stretch of 18-foot bord...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Dhs, House, Pentagon, New Mexico, Customs, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Luna, Trump, El Paso, Josh Marshall, Dona Ana


GAO-19-145, Army Corps of Engineers: Information on Shellfish Aquaculture Permitting Activities, February 21, 2019

What GAO Found The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) authorized most (87 percent) of the 3,751 shellfish aquaculture applications it received from 2012 through 2017, according to Corps data....
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North Dakota to sue feds over pipeline protest police costs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota will sue the federal government to try to recoup the $38 million it spent policing the prolonged protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline — a tactic one expert believes has little chance of success. The Army Corps of Engineers didn’t respond to an administrative claim filed last July, […]
Tags: News, Nation, North Dakota, BISMARCK N D AP, Dakota, Army Corps Of Engineers


WH Mulls Redirecting Emergency Funds For Wall, Despite Likely Legal Challenges

The White House is seriously considering taking funds from Army Corps of Engineers’ flood control projects in California, as well as disaster relief money for California and Puerto Rico and DOD military construction funds, to build President Donald Trump’s wall. However, according to a Monday Politico report, the executive order would be almost certain to draw instantaneous legal challenges and ire from members of Congress who represent the districts that would be denuded of funds. Usual Trum...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, White House, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Miller, Trump, Dod, House Armed Services Committee, Army Corps Of Engineers, Stephen Miller, Kate Riga, Usual Trump


Talks Over Border Security Break Down, Imperiling Effort to Prevent Shutdown

Lawmakers and aides familiar with the negotiations said the number of beds for housing detained migrants already in the country was the main sticking point.
Tags: News, Senate, House Of Representatives, Trump, Shelby, Army Corps Of Engineers, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Richard C, Immigration and Emigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (US, Shutdowns (Institutional, Immigration Detention, Border Barriers


White House Prepares National Emergency Plan, Tests How It Would Play

As a bipartisan coalition tries to broker a funding compromise, the White House is moving behind the scenes to firm up a national emergency plan, figure out its legal ramifications and float test balloons in far-right outlets to see how it would play. According to a Wednesday Politico report, President Donald Trump has been meeting with Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, senior adviser Jared Kushner and White House lawyers to iron out a plan. They have been leaking talking points to places like Br...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, Breitbart, Corps, Army Corps Of Engineers, Stephen Miller, Mick Mulvaney, Jared Kushner, Wednesday Politico, Kate Riga, Per Politico Trump


Cat rescued after sliding down dam’s spillway

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A wayward cat is safe after it was rescued from a dam in Indiana. The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department writes on Facebook that a fisherman spotted the feline stranded on the spillway at the J. Edward Roush Lake dam. Officers could not reach the animal, so Army Corps of Engineers workers […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Indiana, Nation, HUNTINGTON, Army Corps Of Engineers, Ind AP, Nation & World, Huntington County Sheriff s Department, Edward Roush Lake


Feds rush Whittier Narrows Dam fix to prevent breach that would flood 1M residents from Pico Rivera to Long Beach

Because of the potential of massive flooding, the Army Corps of Engineers is rushing to begin a $500-million repair project for Whittier Narrows Dam, classified as the highest priority of any of the 13 “high risk” dams in the country. Nearly three years ago, the Army Corps of Engineers elevated the risk of failure from “high urgency” to “very high urgency” after a re-inspection revealed a greater threat of erosion and breach that would cause massive downstream flooding to one million Southern Ca...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Department Of Defense, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Army Corps, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Corps, Deborah, Army Corps Of Engineers, Rio Hondo


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...
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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 ...
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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...
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