Latest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News

Cat rescued after sliding down dam's spillway

Jan. 18, 2019 3:30 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A wayward cat is safe after it was rescued from a dam in Indiana. The Huntington County Sheriff's Department writes on Facebook that a fisherman spotted the feline stranded on the spillway at the J. Edward Roush Lake dam. Officers could not reach the animal, so Army Corps of...

Big winners in Trump rollback of wetlands rules? Developers

Jan. 14, 2019 8:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pointed to farmers Monday as winners from the administration's proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country, describing farmers crying in gratitude when he ordered the change. But under long-standing federal law and rules,...

GOP lawmakers sure disaster funds will not be used for wall

Jan. 11, 2019 5:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers expressed optimism Friday that the Trump administration would spare billions of dollars in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico as they search for money to build the president's promised border wall. Backlash Friday...

The Latest: Trump moves closer to emergency declaration

Jan. 10, 2019 11:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says what's happening on the U.S. southern border is no emergency. W. Craig Fugate, who ran the national disaster agency for...

Judge allows tribes to challenge Corps' Dakota Access study

Jan. 7, 2019 4:44 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge is allowing four Native American tribes in the Dakotas to challenge the recent conclusion of federal officials that a Dakota Access oil pipeline spill wouldn't unfairly affect them, further prolonging a court case that has lingered for more than two years. The Standing...

$92M contract awarded to expand Corpus Christi Ship Channel

Jan. 4, 2019 12:15 PM EST

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — An Illinois company has won a $92 million contract to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel to accommodate larger oil tankers. The Port of Corpus Christi on Thursday announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selected Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. The...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump confuses, misleads on border wall

Dec. 26, 2018 12:07 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's claims over Christmas that he had awarded 115 miles of new border wall construction in Texas appear to confuse work that's already funded and underway. Trump tweeted on Monday, "I am in the Oval Office & just gave out a 115 mile long contract for another large...

Minnesota OKs final major state permits for PolyMet mine

Dec. 20, 2018 4:30 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State pollution regulators on Thursday issued the last major state permits sought by the developers of the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, leaving only one major federal permit still pending. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced its approval...

Correction: Trump-Rolling Rollbacks story

Dec. 17, 2018 10:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 8 about Trump administration rollbacks in environmental regulations, The Associated Press erroneously identified the name of the group where Myron Ebell serves as a director as the Conservative Enterprise Institute. The group's name is the Competitive Enterprise Institute....

Correction: California Wildfires-Cleanup story

Dec. 12, 2018 7:14 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Dec. 11 about California wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously that insurance carriers paid $11.8 billion to 2017 Northern California wine country wildfire victims. Insurance companies paid $10 billion. A corrected version of the story is below: California...