Months of waiting are over as President Trump has finally laid on the table a detailed outline of his long-promised infrastructure investment plan, which the administration says will produce at least $1.5 trillion for transportation, water and other projects over 10 years and trim federal project permitting time to no more than two years.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will leave in place Obama-era protections against mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reviews Northern Dynasty Mineral’s permit for the Pebble Mine, the agency said on Jan. 26.
The U.S. State Dept. is wading into environmental waters to address British Columbia mining pollution that affects a watershed in northwestern Montana, after a wastewater treatment plant intended to remove pollution appears to have worsened the problem.
Under a memorandum of understanding announced on Jan. 26, Louisiana and federal agencies will attempt to trim three years off the permitting timetable for the $1.3-billion mid-Barataria Diversion Project, a key part of a plan to rebuild Louisiana’s shrinking coastline.
Drought and continued reliance on electric generation that uses water for cooling are causing some of India’s power plants to shut down for days and even months at a time, a problem that is expected to worsen, according to a new report from the World Resources Institute.
Permanent floating bridges are essentially boutique structures that only make sense for certain rare kinds of sites: unusually deep bodies of water and/or bodies of water with very soft bottoms, where piers are impractical. ENR takes a look at the longest pontoon bridges in the world.