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Implications of the SCOTUS Maui hearing

Posted on November 4, 2019
On November 6, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a Clean Water Act case with major implications for the business community.   At stake in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund is whether the Clean Water Act permitting program will be  expanded to cover many kinds of commercial, industrial and public works activities that don’t directly discharge pollutants into surface waters but do so indirectly through ground water systems that carry those pollutants to surface waters...

Rethinking Inland Waterway Ports

Posted on October 25, 2019
U.S. policy has traditionally treated a “port” as a single geographic point or location, usually identified with a town or city.  Occasionally, a port could also refer to a natural harbor or side channel, or even a wide section of a river with a natural bank or shoreline that was well-suited for loading and unloading steamboats...

Former Commander of the Corps of Engineers South Atlantic & South Pacific Divisions Joins Dawson

Posted on October 8, 2019
Brig. Gen. (ret) Dave Turner, who commanded both the South Atlantic and South Pacific Divisions for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has joined Dawson & Associates as a Senior Advisor. Dave is the 20th former Corps of Engineers commander to join our firm...

Climate change and U.S. infrastructure

Posted on September 20, 2019
It’s always gratifying when prominent organizations reach out for insight on complex Federal policies. Recently, the Foreign Policy Association, which bills itself as a nonpartisan “catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues,” interviewed our colleague Gen...

Reflections on Normandy

Posted on July 29, 2019
Three times during the past 31 years, I had to privilege to visit Normandy, France. The first time was when moving from Heidelburg to Ft Leavenworth, KS in 1988.  The second visit was the 50th anniversary in June 1994.  Finally, my wife Nancy and I re-visited Normandy over Memorial Day weekend this year...

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In the 1860’s…

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