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Don Crabill, RIP

Posted on October 10, 2017
Capshon The Dawson family is sad to report that our longtime colleague Don Crabill passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on September 27th. He was surrounded by his family. Born in Warsaw, Indiana, on December 24, 1931, Don’s childhood was defined by World War II...

Environmental permitting: Will recent Federal actions speed up infrastructure permitting?

Posted on October 2, 2017
President Trump signed Executive Order The recent unprecedented storm season has focused attention on infrastructure permitting, particularly in hardest hit areas. It has also led to two important Federal actions designed to accelerate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process that is often seen as the major cause for permitting delay...

Understanding the value of public-private partnerships

Posted on September 18, 2017
Maj. Gen. (Ret) Charles Williams As the Trump Administration ramps up its efforts on infrastructure rebuilding, more focus is being put on the benefits of public-private partnerships.  Two of our colleagues are intimately familiar with successful public-private partnerships: Maj. Gen. (ret) Chuck Williams and Gary Loew. ..

Federal permitting after Harvey & Irma

Posted on September 15, 2017
Federal permitting and the Army Corps of Engineers Widespread economic devastation in Florida and Houston from Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have put major attention on the Federal permit process. Federal permitting is governed by multiple laws (the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act) and without changes to these, there is a limit to how much latitude Federal officials have in issuing permits for major development projects...

Understanding Federal emergency flood response

Posted on September 8, 2017
rileyfox Hurricane Irma’s devastation along Florida’s Gulf Coast and the ongoing flooding problems in Houston have put an unprecedented strain on Federal emergency response. The burden is particularly heavy on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For the third time this week, our colleague Gen...


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