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Engineering

US - Great Lakes Dredge & Dock announces receipt of $112 million in awarded work

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. announced today the receipt of several major dredging awards totaling $112.8 million.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

AL - $22 million grant to bolster causeway ‘lifeline’ to Dauphin Island, adding salt marsh habitat

As Ala. 193 approaches the end of the mainland on its way to Dauphin Island, the road transits a low, narrow causeway vulnerable to storm surges. A new project will add a breakwater and acres of march to its east

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Bob Marshall: A second chance at being the world's energy center, if we seize the opportunity

Like people, communities sometimes play the “What if?” game, wishing they could get a second shot at some life-changing decisions. They seldom get that chance.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

TX - RESTORE Act to Restore Coastal Bend Waters

The RESTORE Council recently approved $22.5 million to restore water quality and freshwater inflows into the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

TX - New renderings released of Royal Caribbean's new cruise terminal in Galveston

We have a new idea of what Royal Caribbean's new cruise terminal in Galveston will look like once completed.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

TX - Traveler Special Report Is Padre Island National Seashore's Renowned Sea Turtle Program Slipping Away?

Despite the strong conservation value of these events -- not just in public education but in the tens of thousands of hatched turtles released to the ocean -- the national seashore's Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Program itself is endangered.

Gulf of Mexico
Local

TX - Coastal Activists: Legislation puts public beach access at risk

Legislation heading to the Texas Senate could change the way the public beaches are managed.

Gulf of Mexico
Local

LA - Louisiana Senate approves coastal funding measure

The Louisiana Senate approved a bill Wednesday that supporters said ensures money collected for violations of coastal permits is dedicated to coastal restoration.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Groups File Third Intervention Defending Pause on Federal Oil, Gas Leasing

Conservation groups moved Thursday to intervene in a lawsuit defending the Biden administration’s decision to pause new federal oil and gas leasing while it reviews the government leasing program.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

TX - At Least 3.8 Million Fish Killed By Winter Weather On Texas Coast

Winter weather the week of Feb. 14, 2021 led to fish kill events on the entire Texas coast.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - Weeks Marine nabs South Padre Island contract

The City of South Padre Island is working in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Texas General Land Office, and Cameron County to renourish the beaches on South Padre Island.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

TX - Protectionism Harms the Safety and Efficiency of Texas Waterways

Connecting the busiest port in the United States to the Gulf of Mexico, the Houston Ship Channel is one of the country’s most important waterways.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - Matagorda, Lavaca bay foundations voice concerns with Matagorda Ship Channel project

The Matagorda Bay Foundation and Lavaca Bay Foundation are calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reassess environmental impacts of plans to widen and deepen the Matagorda Ship Channel.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

USA - USDA, RESTORE Council to invest $31 million for priority restoration work in Gulf states impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $31 million in funding to advance restoration work and improve water quality in the Gulf Coast states impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The funds will support three priority programs and related project work approved by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration (RESTORE) Council as part of a multi-year process of collaborative planning and public engagement throughout the Gulf.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

Gulf of Mexico - $302 million in BP oil spill restoration money budgeted to restore ecosystems

Texas can get up to $79 million in BP oil spill restoration money, Mississippi nearly $69 million, and Florida almost $74 million for ecosystem recovery projects and programs approved or extended this week.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Gulf of Mexico - GAO Finds Offshore Pipeline Oversight Lacking

The GAO found that BSEE rarely conducts or requires any underwater pipeline inspections.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

FL - Santa Rosa County takes 1st step in decade-long, $120 million Navarre Beach bridge project

Santa Rosa County Commissioners took the first step Thursday in what likely will be a decade-long, multimillion dollar process to build a new Navarre Beach Bridge, connecting the barrier island to the mainland and replacing the current bridge that has been declared "functionally obsolete."

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - Work continues on critical hurricane recovery projects, builds resiliency

In 2020, three hurricanes – Hanna, Laura and Sally – left many along the Texas Coast holding their breath.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

LA - Reporter's Notebook: Covering climate change impacts in Louisiana

Louisiana, and of course New Orleans, will be ground zero over the next few years in the battle against climate change.

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Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

MS - Mississippi finalizes plans for $21M in fishery relief

Mississippi is finalizing its plans for allocating $21 million in federal relief for fishing industries harmed by the 2019 opening of a Mississippi River spillway in Louisiana.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

LA - The river cut through Plaquemines Parish's east bank in 1973. Now, those crevasses build land.

Natural crevasses carved by the Mississippi River in the flood of 1973 — as well as man-made cuts added in 2006 — now carry heavy sediment to the marshes near historic Fort St. Philip along Plaquemines Parish's east bank.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - In Texas, Biden's infrastructure plan raises hope of an 'Ike Dike' to protect against hurricanes

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan could include funding for the "Ike Dike," which would shield Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast from storms.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

Gulf of Mexico - There are massive chemical dumps in the Gulf we know almost nothing about

In the 1970s, the EPA allowed chemical companies to dump toxic waste into the deep sea. Now, oil giants are drilling right on top of it.

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Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

LA - Billy Nungesser, St. Bernard council oppose $2 billion Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

Coastal restoration initiative threatens fishing, dolphins, economies, cultures, foes say

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