Latest Parks and public spaces construction News

US prepares to start building portion of Texas border wall

Feb. 4, 2019 4:11 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government is preparing to begin construction of more border walls and fencing in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley, likely on federally owned land set aside as wildlife refuge property. Heavy construction equipment was expected to arrive starting Monday, U.S. Customs and Border...

Company gets water permit for refinery near national park

Feb. 4, 2019 3:16 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A company facing opposition from environmentalists and landowners as it works to build an $800 million oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota has cleared another hurdle by obtaining a state water permit, though the matter could still end up in state...

Judge upholds permit for oil refinery near national park

Jan. 24, 2019 4:52 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge has upheld a state permit allowing construction to begin on an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, upsetting environmental groups hoping to stop the project. Judge Dann Greenwood ruled that the state Health Department has effectively supported its...