In the wake of the Gulf oil spill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is pushing for a new, potentially wide-ranging energy bill. Before the accident, legislative handicappers were giving long odds on the Senate’s passing an energy measure this year. The desire in Congress to take action to prevent future offshore oil disasters now has improved those odds. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Brad Penney, the Alliance to Save Energy’s government-relations director, says, “We’ve experienced a national tragedy with the catastrophe in the Gulf, and out of that tragedy there appears to be a positive ... the increased likelihood of the
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.