dredging

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state will sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its final decision to allow a new site to dump dredged materials in Long Island Sound.

NYS And EPA Clash Over LI Sound Dredging Plan

Oct 5, 2016
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New York State is formally objecting to the federal government’s plan to continue dumping dredged materials in Long Island Sound.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and dozens of Long Island elected officials are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to stop the Army Corp of Engineers’ plan to continue to dump dredged materials into Long Island Sound for the next 30 years.

EPA Approves Dredging Plan, Angering Environmentalists

Apr 29, 2016
Steve Resler

On Wednesday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a 30-year-plan for the continued dumping of dredge material in the Long Island Sound. The Army Corps of Engineers dredges silt and sand from rivers and ports to keep them navigable.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) supports the plan. He says dredging is important to Connecticut’s economy. 

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Environmentalists are calling on the EPA to make changes to a 30-year dredging plan for Long Island Sound.

The plan was released in January by the Army of Corps of Engineers, and it requires approval from the EPA.

It calls for continued dumping of dredged materials into areas of the Sound. Those materials, like silt and sand, are dredged by the Corps from waterways — mainly in Connecticut — to keep them navigable.

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