Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Corps of Engineer permitting

What impact will Hurricane Harvey have on permitting decisions from the Army Corps of Engineers?  And what steps will the Corps take to help Houston’s devastated areas? These are two of several crucial issues that our colleague Gen. Don Riley addressed this past weekend on FOX News. ..

“The Trump administration can’t just say, ‘Well, we don’t like the rule, we’re going to vacate it.’”

One of the highest profile policy disagreements in Washington involves the Trump Administration’s effort to revoke the EPA’s 2015 Waters of the US (WOTUS) rules. Currently stayed by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (for more, click here), this rule is a prime focus for both the Trump Administration and a majority of State Attorneys-General...

Founder Bob Dawson receives Gold de Fleury Medal

In the engineering industry, no award is more respected than the Army Engineer Association’s Gold de Fleury Medal. On August 5, 2016, at a gala honoring achievement in the engineering community, Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, Commanding General of the Army Corps of Engineers, presented the 2016 Gold de Fleury Medal to our founder, Bob Dawson...

Dawson members explain SCOTUS ruling impact on Congress, Army Corps of Engineers

On May 31, a unanimous Supreme Court issued a decision with significant implications for federal clean water laws and especially the Obama Administration’s “Waters of the U.S.” regulation.  The Court held that landowners could challenge an Army Corps of Engineer’s assertion of Clean Water Act jurisdiction over a parcel of land in Minnesota more than 120 miles from the Red River...

Tribal Rights and development: Understanding Corps of Engineers’ requirements

This week, the Seattle District of the Army Corps of Engineers rejected a bid by Pacific International Holdings to build a coal-export terminal near Bellingham, WA. The Corps upheld a claim by the local Lummi Tribe that the $700 million project would have a greater than de minimis impact on its Cherry Point treaty fishing rights, which the Tribe reserved in an 1855 treaty with the U.S...