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House conducts hearing on U.S. Arctic policy implementation

7/24/2014

Yesterday the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing on “Implementing U.S. Policy in the Arctic.”   Continued »

 

Retired Admiral Robert Papp to serve as U.S. special representative for the Arctic

7/21/2014

On July 16, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr. will lead efforts to advance U.S. interests in the Arctic region as the State Department’s special representative.   Continued »

 

Corps Asian carp actions upheld

7/17/2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled early this week that actions taken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to abate the threat posed to the Great Lakes by Asian carp did not rise to the level of a public nuisance.   Continued »

 

Landrieu pushes for more offshore energy production

7/8/2014

Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, yesterday pushed for more offshore energy production as the Department of the Interior (DOI) begins to draft its new five-year offshore energy plan.   Continued »

 

New study says prospects dim for marine highways

7/8/2014

Just as the Maritime Administration moves forward on creating a national maritime strategy that supporters say should endorse marine highways, a new study says such links between coastal ports and waterways remain too costly to be viable.   Continued »

 

Coast Guard finalizes changes to inland navigation rules

7/2/2014

The Coast Guard announced Wednesday the publication of the final rule finalizing changes to the inland navigation rules and their annexes in 33 Code of Federal Regulations parts 83 through 88.   Continued »

 

FERC issues environmental impact statement for Freeport LNG projects

6/17/2014

The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for projects proposed by Freeport LNG.   Continued »

 
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Coast Guard publishes double-hull tanker escort final rule

6/16/2014

The Coast Guard final rule on escort requirements for certain tankers operating on the waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska, was published Friday in the Federal Register.   Continued »

 

Navy needs to revise its decommissioning policy, says GAO

6/11/2014

The Navy did not follow its policy when deciding in 2012 to decommission seven cruisers and two dock-landing ships well prior to the end of their expected service lives, GAO concluded in a report released today.   Continued »

 
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WRDA signing applauded by maritime groups

6/11/2014

Yesterday President Obama signed the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRDA) 2014 into law and maritime groups celebrated the passage of the nation's first waterways infrastructure bill in seven years.   Continued »

 
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Vessel operators and foreign corrupt practices
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