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News stories tagged with "army-corps"

Army Corps Takes More Heat

Environmental and budget watchdogs have launched an all-out offensive against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a new report. They say the Corps wastes taxpayer money on unnecessary projects, including one along the St. Lawrence River. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Study Challenges Seaway Expansion Benefits

Shippers and politicians in the Midwest say opening the St. Lawrence Seaway to so-called 'container' ships, which carry cargo boxes that fit on trucks and trains, would add billions of dollars to the Great Lakes economy. In the past, expansion critics have opposed digging a deeper and wider channel for bigger freighters largely on environmental grounds. Now they point to a new study that says many of the economic promises may be empty ones. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Congress Keeps Eye on Army Corps

Congress is taking steps to double-check massive projects planned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Heat on the Corps: What Costs, Who Benefits?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently completed an economic analysis on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System. It calls for a more detailed study to consider the costs and benefits of deepening the St. Lawrence River for larger freighters. After several reports that the Corps has been playing fast and loose with the numbers to justify big water projects, the Corps has suspended about 150 projects to conduct limited reviews. It's unclear whether this is a tactical public relations move by the Corps or a genuine attempt to better determine whether the projects are truly needed. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

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