MarchApril 2013 Editorial

April 22, 2013

As we go to press the National Waterways Council is holding its annual Legislative Summit in Washington D.C. Attendees are hearing from Sen. David Vitter ranking member of the Senate committee on Environment and Public Works; and Rep. Bill Shuster chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee who are informing attendees of the status of legislation and funding in congress specifically the RAMP (Realize Americas Maritime Promise) Act which has growing congressional support and broad political support among waterways operators the dredging industry and other stakeholders. Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick is talking about the status of the Corps mission which has a mandate to maintain the nations waterways but with less and less funding. Read More

The Dredging Contractors of America presented graphic and chilling evidence of the danger dredgers are in from un-located and mis-located pipelines; General Walsh outlined the new fast-track plan for planning and finishing projects; and Gary Loew received the 2012 William R. Murden Lifetime Public Service Achievement Award. Read More

The Dredging Contractors of America presented graphic and chilling evidence of the danger dredgers are in from un-located and mis-located pipelines; General Walsh outlined the new fast-track plan for planning and finishing projects; and Gary Loew received the 2012 William R. Murden Lifetime Public Service Achievement Award. Read More