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Murkowski presses Corps of Engineers on Arctic port

Arctic Coast on the edge of Nome, Alaska. (Image: Dan Perez via Flickr)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is again asking the Army Corps of Engineers to advance a northern deep-water Alaska port to serve vessels in Arctic waters. The Alaska Republican at a budget hearing Wednesday questioned the assistant secretary of the Army for civil works, Jo-Ellen Darcy, on why the corps is not seeking funding a proposed port ...

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Missouri River power generation below average in 2015

North Dakota — Aerial view the water released from the spillway near the Garrison Dam which is located 75 miles north and upstream of the Bismarck-Mandan, N.D. area on June 8, 2011. The dam is releasing water into the Missouri River at a flow of 130,800 cubic feet per second (cfs) which reaches the Bismarck-Mandan area in about 30-36 hours. (Image: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers via Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Electric power generation from Missouri River dams fell below average in 2015, as water was kept in upstream reservoirs to balance levels in the river system, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps, which manages dams and reservoirs along the 2,341-mile river, said energy production from the six dams in the Dakotas, Montana and ...

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Anti-Bakken group urges strictest permitting for Iowa waterways

A political organization opposed to an 1,134-mile interstate crude oil pipeline cutting through Iowa is urging a more strict permitting process by the federal agency that regulates waterway crossings. The Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement submitted demands from 600 Iowans to the Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island (Ill.) District last week in response to Texas-based Dakota Access’ request to ...

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Iowa’s Bakken pipeline protestors shift energy to Army Corp regulators

Members of an Iowa-based activist group fighting the development of the Bakken crude oil pipeline are shifting their focus from lobbying the Iowa Utilities Board to the Rock Island District Army Corps of Engineers. Nearly 600 members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement sent letters to the Army Corp last week asking regulators not to permit the pipeline to cross ...

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Iowa group seeks more permit oversight for pipeline

DES MOINES, Iowa — A group that opposes a proposed oil pipeline across Iowa is asking a federal agency’s regional office to be more stringent in issuing permits to a private company seeking access to waterways in the path of the project, and members say the request highlights their concern over varied oversight in the approval process. Iowa Citizens for ...

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Appeals court issues ‘stay’ halting EPA’s ‘Waters of the U.S.’ regulation

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a “stay” Friday, halting the federal Environmental Protection Agency from implementing a far-reaching rule called “Waters of the United States” that would give EPA regulatory authority over small bodies of water including highway ditches and streams that only hold water once every 100 years. West Virginia Attorney General ...

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Injunction against federal water rule may expand

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing arguments over the scope of his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson in Fargo issued a temporary injunction last week that was requested by North Dakota and 12 other states to stop ...

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