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One Giant Leap – Dawson & Associates Remembers

Posted on July 17, 2019
Fifty years ago this Saturday, Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. The live broadcast of this historic event riveted the nation. To mark the 50th anniversary, we asked a few members of the Dawson team what they were doing when Armstrong took that step. Here are their recollections:

Life on the Mississippi

Posted on July 8, 2019
Recent rains across the Midwest and the South had severe impact in the Missouri River basin and now are putting stress on the Mississippi River’s levee system. Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana and Mississippi have all recently seen levees in danger, with some local levees breached...

Remembering July 4th

Posted on July 1, 2019
During 36 years in the U.S. Army, my family and I moved 19 times. But each year, we celebrated Independence Day the same way: with lots of noise. If we were in the US, we fired off our rocket “stash,” usually after feasting on dogs, burgers and watermelon. ..

Native American tribal rights & Federal permitting

Posted on June 2, 2019
In a previous blog, we cited our colleagues Gen. (ret) Rick Stevens and Col. (ret) John Eisenhauer for their excellent Pipeline and Gas Journal commentary on Federal energy permitting and how to overcome Native American tribal objections. An interested reader wrote to Rick and John, asking whether their analysis applies only to pipelines...

Understanding Native American tribal sovereignty and the federal energy permit process

Posted on May 14, 2019
In recent years, major energy projects have encountered either significant delays or been stopped entirely due to permitting issues involving Native American tribal rights. This is a huge issue in the federal permitting process and any applicant that neglects to treat tribal treaty rights seriously and with the utmost respect is seriously undermining the likelihood of receiving required federal permit approvals...

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In the 1860’s…

…future President James A. Garfield built a home on the site of Dawson & Associates. For more information about how President Garfield’s values are reflected in our work, click here.