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This week’s issue contains a story about a good example of regulatory overreach. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was sharply admonished by one of its own administrative law… Read More
As this issue of The Waterways Journal was going to press, two tows totaling 30 barges were moving military equipment from Clarksville, Tenn., to Alexandria, La. Such heavy lifts of… Read More
As U.S. coal-fired plants close and coal tonnage on the rivers plunges, coal exports are a bright spot in an otherwise dire picture for the U.S. coal industry. On January… Read More
A series of negotiations in Congress are already underway on infrastructure issues. In the House, retiring Rep. Bill Shuster has said he will devote his remaining time as chair of… Read More