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Avoiding the traps on Endangered Species Act reform

Posted on September 23, 2018
hartwig-william[1] Last month, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that the department was planning significant changes in how it would administer the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The goal, he said, was to encourage “collaborative conservation” and “flexibility to incorporate innovation.” As he wrote in The Washington Post: It may surprise most Americans… that the highest level of protection is often applied, regardless of the classification, through application of a ‘blanket rule.’ The use of this rule by the U.S...

Welcome Rick Stevens, former Deputy Commander in the Army Corps of Engineers

Posted on September 3, 2018
Major General (Ret) Rick Stevens At Dawson & Associates, our team is our greatest attribute and the primary reason for our clients’ success. Today, we’re honored to announce that Maj. Gen. (ret) Rick Stevens, former Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has joined Dawson & Associates as Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development...

Federal judge revives Obama Admin WOTUS rule – but only in 26 states!

Posted on August 18, 2018
statemap The Trump Administration’s’ efforts to overturn the Obama Administration’s 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule took another confusing turn on August 16 with a dramatic decision by a Federal judge in South Carolina. U.S. District Judge David Norton’s ruling enjoins the Trump Administration’s suspension of the Obama WOTUS rule for 2 years pending issuance of a new and less expansive rule...

Tribute to a friend and leader

Posted on August 11, 2018
Lieutenant General Elvin R. Heiberg III Lt. Gen. Vald Heiberg was more than just a wonderful colleague here at Dawson. He was also one of the great leaders of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. During his 35 years in the Army, Vald rose through the ranks to become Chief of Civil Works for the U.S...

Shape of water? Legal battles rage over WOTUS repeal while EPA moves to modify veto authority

Posted on August 5, 2018
Scott Pruitt The Trump Administration’s efforts to overturn the Obama Administration’s 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule continue to face an uncertain landscape as the sides line up for a lengthy legal battle.  While the battle continues over the “shape of water” subject to federal control, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently started a process to address a risk faced by many permit applicants – that EPA could veto a Corps of Engineers 404 permit either before it is applied for or after it is issued...


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