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GALVESTON, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $11,492,530 to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for routine maintenance dredging of the Galveston inner and outer bar, entrance channel and extended entrance channel as well as the Houston Ship Channel between Bolivar Road and Redfish Island.
On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule to end those provisions and force state regulators to limit industrial upset emissions. The measure comes after years of pressure from environmental groups, led by the Sierra Club, and community activists including Canales, who heads the Citizens for Environmental Justice group in Corpus Christi. States will have 18 months, or until Nov. 22, 2016, to revise their laws in compliance with the EPA rules.
Recently, over 20 members of Economic Alliance Houston Port Region traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of the Houston Port Region. Included in the Economic Alliance delegation were representatives from local area businesses, cities, petrochemical and chemical companies, community colleges, the Port of Houston Authority, and Houston Pilots.