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Army Corps of Engineers

Matt Sledge

After Hurricane Sandy, The Costs Of Doing Nothing To Protect New York Come Into Focus

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- For years, the city and the state of New York commissioned reports about the dangers of rising sea levels combined with a powerful hurrica...

The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Karl Grossman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Karl Grossman

What an ordeal the people of a good part of the United States have been through because of Hurricane Sandy -- and many are still going through! As I ...

In Praise of Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Harry Shearer | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Harry Shearer

As we wait to see what effect Isaac will have on the Army Corps of Engineers $10 billion-plus "hurricane risk reduction system" in New Orleans, I can't help thinking about last week's news from levees.org. When government adopts efficiency as its top priority, decisions like the Corps' get made. And people die.

Corps of Engineers Commander Has Confessed

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

In a surprise recent development, Lt Gen Carl Strock, Corps Commander, has admitted he had no evidence when he made incriminating statements about New Orleans agencies to the New York Times relating to the Katrina flooding.

The Character Assassination of Dr. Bob Bea

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

Attorneys for the United States continue to spend taxpayer dollars in their efforts to defend the Army Corps of Engineers from liability for the failure of its levees and flood protection in the New Orleans region during Katrina.

Civic Group Creates First Ever Levee Breach Bike Tour

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

Believing that bicycle tours are less disruptive to residential neighborhoods than tour busses, a civic group formed in New Orleans after Katrina has rolled out a Levee Disaster Bike Tour.

Lancing the Greenie Myth of New Orleans

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

No one lances the Greenie Myth so deftly as Robert Verchick, J.D., Gauthier-St. Martin Eminent Scholar of the Loyola University and recent winner of a Fulbright.

Turning 40: Avoiding a Midlife Crisis for the Clean Water Act

Mekell Mikell | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Mekell Mikell

Before the Clean Water Act, pollution was so bad that water bodies like the Cuyahoga River in Ohio and the Charles River in Massachusetts caught on fire faster than a batch of birthday candles.

EPA Protects West Coast Ports Besieged by Coal

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.25.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It's amazing what a determined group of people can do, even in the face of the combined forces of coal, railway, and shipping industries. I sure hope they succeed.

Plan Revealed To Save Chesapeake Oysters

AP | ALEX DOMINGUEZ | Posted 06.11.2012 | Green

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers unveiled its restoration plan for Chesapeake oysters on Tuesday, a bay-wide look that officials said mo...

After Year Of Natural Disasters, States To Net Hundreds Of Millions In Aid

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is adding more than $300 million to the massive amount of financial assistance federal age...

Drought Exposes Ghost Towns, Graves In Texas

AP | By MICHAEL GRACZYK and ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

BLUFFTON, Texas -- Johnny C. Parks died two days before his first birthday more than a century ago. His grave slipped from sight along with the rest o...

John Rudolf

'Staggering' Fraud Uncovered At Army Corps Of Engineers

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 12.05.2011 | Crime

Two senior employees at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bilked the government out of $20 million through a "brazen" bribery and kickback scheme, fede...

Can We Handle Nature's New Norm? (Part 2)

William S. Becker | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

Whether or not we are ready to conclude that today's extreme weather events are linked to global climate change, it would be utterly irresponsible for us to ignore the possibility.

How Congress Rewarded the Corps of Engineers for Drowning New Orleans

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

On the sixth anniversary of the levee breaches in and around New Orleans, let us hope that Congress will do better to protect Americans whose lives depend on federal levees.

"Katrina" Plus Six

Harry Shearer | Posted 10.28.2011 | Green
Harry Shearer

What most people think they know is that, post-Katrina, "the levees have been fixed." And that could be said to be true. To get Clintonian for a moment, it all depends on what your definition of "fixed" is.

PHOTOS: Legalizing Access To The LA River

AP | By NOAKI SCHWARTZ | Posted 10.27.2011 | Los Angeles

By NOAKI SCHWARTZ, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Paddle beneath an overpass and for a moment the concrete flood-control channel that shackl...

Matt Sledge

On The Jersey Shore, Chris Christie Drifts Away From The Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York

When it comes time for a press conference, New Jersey politicians can't get enough of the beach. Sen. Frank Lautenberg went to the Belmar boardwalk...

A Bad Week for the Army Corps of Engineers

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

A 30-page report prepared by the American Association of University Professionals (AAUP) reveals that LSU had a 'prevailing position' on the cause of the flooding after Katrina and that Dr. van Heerden's research and public stance ran contrary to that position.

Don't Be Prepared

Mike Sweeney | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Mike Sweeney

Of the current Congress, 204 members have participated as a member of or an adult volunteer in the Boy Scouts. So how is it that so many former scouts forget the one thing the Boy Scouts hoped they'd remember?

Judge Removes Hurdle for Corps of Engineers Whistleblower

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

"This is a stunning decision for us because the judge has acknowledged that LSU tried to stop my reporting of the Corps' faulty design of the flood protection levees and of the MRGO (Mississippi River Gulf Outlet)."

Shearer Uneasy With Corps in New Katrina Film

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

It's easy to forget about Katrina and New Orleans, since it was almost six years ago. But actor/comic/filmmaker Harry Shearer has not forgotten. As a part-time resident of New Orleans he's lived it from the beginning.

Rock the Boat: Interview With L.A. River Activists Who Made History and a Movie

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 08.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Rock the Boat is a documentary about a small band of environmental activists who decide to challenge the system and navigate the Los Angeles River,

A Letter From New Orleans: Year 6 of a 5-Year Lifespan

Harry Shearer | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Harry Shearer

The Army Corps' temporary, hydraulic pumps have now been in place since June 1, 2006. That means, as of now, protective structures with a five-year life span are in year six.

The Chicago River Is Broken

Henry Henderson | Posted 08.01.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Senators and other elected officials have joined the public outcry for cleaning up the waterway and restoring it to meet acceptable standards for public health and safety. But this is not just an icky sewer problem.