The president of a group called Taxpayers for Common Sense attacks the Corps of Engineers as a prime money-waster. He singles out its beach re-nourishment projects as a kind of scam.
Like the Forbes article below, this is part of the opinion-marshalling around the pending WRDA bill.
From the April 15 issue of Forbes comes an article that portrays the barge industry as a greedy special interest unjustifiably spending billions in federal money.
Is Charles Fabrikant, chief executive officer of Seacor, the “Warren Buffet of barges”? Barron’s Magazine thinks so.
The Jefferson County (Mo.) Leader looks back at the Herculaneum Ferry, which operated for about 7 years in the 1930s-40s.
Coal use is rapidly declining in the U.S., increasingly replaced by cheap natural gas, while coal exports are increasing, especially to Europe. Here’s the take on this from the National Geographic (and many environmentalists): “The United States essentially is exporting a share of its greenhouse gas emissions in the form of coal…”
Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands & Waters—often covered by The Waterways Journal—speaks about how he came to found it at a recent talk at Southwestern Illinois College.
The U.S. Senate unanimously approves naming the new Mississippi River Bridge being built just north of St. Louis after recently deceased baseball legend Stan Musial.
Will the U.S. merchant marine really be “dead” within 10 years?
The president of Kinder Morgan says the hostile attitude of the Longshoremen’s International Union is threatening to derail a port management deal it was ready to sign to operate the port of Wilmington.