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Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 17, 2020 9:03 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Lamont must be open about State Pier deal going forward The Day Jan. 16 Upon finally reviewing the memorandum of understanding that outlines the tentative terms of a public-private deal to overhaul State Pier, transforming it into a hub to support offshore wind...

Material is loaded into a gravel-train semi at Detroit Bulk Storage, a sand and gravel storage yard in Detroit.  (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)

Detroit fines company for illegally storing limestone

Jan. 15, 2020 2:10 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit has fined the company that owns a site along the Detroit River where a collapsed dock sent construction aggregate material into the river for illegally storing tons of limestone for months, a city official said. Revere Dock LLC has been hit with a $10,000 fine for storing nearly...

Port of Olympia settles lawsuit over storm water for $1.3M

Jan. 12, 2020 11:23 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Port of Olympia agreed to pay more than $1.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the Clean Water Act at the port’s marine terminal, according to court documents. The port and Waste Action Project of Covington settled the lawsuit that claimed the port...

Army Corps releases $611M expansion plan for Port of Nome

Jan. 9, 2020 10:43 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has announced a $611 million expansion plan for the Port of Nome that will allow visits from larger ships. The plan will allow the port to accommodate larger tankers and cruise ships, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported Wednesday. The primary...

New tariffs on commodities take effect at the Port of Alaska

Jan. 3, 2020 9:26 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The cost of operating some businesses at the Port of Alaska is expected to increase following new tariffs on commodities that took effect with the onset of the new year. The Anchorage Assembly unanimously approved the tariff increases Dec. 17, The Alaska Journal of Commerce...

Mobile to decide key issue on Amtrak future on Gulf Coast

Dec. 29, 2019 8:13 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — City leaders are preparing to decide a key issue in restoring passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast, where Amtrak hasn't operated regularly since Hurricane Katrina. Council members are scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to commit as much as $3 million over three years...

State: Crews to begin dredging Lake Superior harbor

Dec. 24, 2019 11:03 AM EST

GAY, Mich. (AP) — Crews were expected to start removing more copper mining waste rock known as stamp sands that have built up in an Upper Peninsula waterway and threaten an important fish spawning area, according to state officials. Dredging in Grand Traverse Harbor should start this week and is part of a...

Navy planning first new Pearl Harbor dry dock since 1943

Dec. 24, 2019 9:32 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy has started planning the construction of the first new dry dock at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard since World War II, officials said. The Navy is also considering the creation of a floating dry dock to help maintain its Pacific-based submarine fleet, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser...

Galveston port invests $100M for third cruise terminal

Dec. 12, 2019 5:20 PM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and the Port of Galveston approved a lease agreement to build a third cruise terminal at Pier 10 in Galveston. The contract guarantees $100 million in construction costs, a price tag no other projects in the island's recent history can match, reported...

Tacoma liquefied natural gas site gains permit approval

Dec. 10, 2019 10:22 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Puget Sound Energy's liquefied natural gas facility at the Port of Tacoma in Washington state has cleared a final construction hurdle. The News Tribune reports the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency on Tuesday announced that it had completed its review of the facility’s notice of...