GRAHAM KERRY Sen. Lindsey Graham’s sudden April 24 departure from talks to develop a compromise climate-change measure has left some observers wondering whether a bill will pass this year. But John Kerry (D-Mass.), who for months had been negotiating the shape of the proposal with Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), insists the bill is not dead. Kerry says, “We’re still pushing, we’re still talking, we’re still fighting—it’s very much alive.” The three lawmakers had not unveiled their proposal, but it was expected to spur nuclear development by tripling to $54 billion Dept. of Energy funds for nuclear-project loan guarantees.
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.