Latest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News

Trump's move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks

Jun. 15, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A private firm is making big money selling promises about some gator-infested Florida swampland. The Panther Island Mitigation Bank isn't another land boondoggle, but part of a federal system designed to restore wetlands across the United States. Panther Island's owners preserved...

Corps to wrap up Dakota Access pipeline work in 2 months

Jun. 11, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next two months expects to wrap up an environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline after recently meeting with four American Indian tribes battling the pipeline in court. The tribe leading the lawsuit still feels it hasn't had a...

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 18, 2018 8:04 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO IS DENYING FUNDS TO CLINICS THAT DISCUSS ABORTION The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women....

Corps leaving Puerto Rico with hurricane recovery unfinished

May. 18, 2018 12:20 AM EDT

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is ending its work to rebuild Puerto Rico's electric grid, despite residents' fears that the island's government won't be able to restore power on its own to more than 16,000 people who remain blacked out eight months after Hurricane Maria. The...

Official: Most pipeline work can go on despite tossed permit

May. 16, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators declined to stop work Wednesday on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline after an appeals court invalidated a key permit for the multistate project. The decision came over the objections of environmental groups that insist the vacated permit means all construction must cease....

Army Corps project to protect Tennessee river from sewage

May. 16, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — Army engineers have completed a $1.4 million project designed to protect a vital storm sewer channel that runs into a Mississippi River tributary in Tennessee. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that it turned over the project in late March to the city of Germantown, a...

US questions why power not fully restored in Puerto Rico

May. 8, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal legislators grilled U.S. and Puerto Rico officials on Tuesday on why power has not been fully restored to the island nearly eight months after Hurricane Maria, and as a new storm season looms. Lawmakers at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural...

Illinois seeks talks on keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes

May. 7, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Illinois has proposed negotiations with federal officials and other states in the Great Lakes region over fortifying a Chicago-area lock and dam to prevent Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan and threatening its native fish. Gov. Bruce Rauner said his state was willing to...

Army Corps meeting with tribes on Dakota Access oil pipeline

May. 3, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is likely to continue into the summer as federal officials meet with American Indian tribes who have raised concerns about being left out of the process. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to meet with all four tribes by the...

Stabenow on Trump visit: People 'sick and tired' of attacks

Apr. 30, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow said Monday that Michigan voters are "sick and tired" of partisan attacks and know that she works in a bipartisan way, two days after President Donald Trump criticized her opposition to tax cuts and accused her of standing in the way of protecting U.S....