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  • EDITORIAL: Toward cleaner energy Baker City Herald The bill would make the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the lead agency for issuing hydropower licenses, and require states to defer to the agency.
  • Illinois politicians want to improve roads and bridges, but can the state afford it? Bladen Journal (Elizabethtown, N.C.) Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, also has been discussing the need to have a four-lane highway between the metro-east and Carbondale, which could benefit Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Bill Haine, D-Alton said a revenue stream is something that the governor would need to propose. Investing in government to increase jobs has been proven not to be the best investment," McCarter said. "Do we have needs?
  • 'Bonneville Lock and Dam' author 'had the best dam job' The Columbian That's where his dedication to customer service came in handy.
  • Lock and Dam No. 2 to be closed for one year Bladen Journal (Elizabethtown, N.C.) Assistant town manager Pat DeVane said the project is "moving along at a pretty rapid pace" and should be going out for bids soon.
  • Industries brace for Allegheny River closure above Harrison The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ...lock's upkeep and hopefully preventing future, unplanned closures. "This kind of closure would have a disasterous effect on us (if unplanned)," Konesni said. Products shipped upriver from international destinations can require months of lead time, and unplanned river closures due to breakdowns -- like the one that closed two locks on the Ohio River between Illinois and Kentucky for a week in September -- can create huge backups and problems for shipping, he said. Allegheny Lock...
  • State ag commissioner hosts discussion with Barren County producers Glasgow Daily Times It's a major issue affecting us in the Department of Agriculture, too. Half of the soybeans grown in Kentucky ends up overseas. We simply do not need to inject partisan politics in farming and agriculture," Quarles said. "We are 1 percent of the population.
  • River closed at Belleville Locks : Time frame to reopen unknown The Daily Sentinel (Pomeroy, Ohio) The duration of this closure is undetermined at this time.
  • Morgantown officials to ask for rehearing on hydroelectric project The Dominion Post The projects were two of six proposed for the Monongahela River, in 2014, by Boston-based FFP Missouri, now called Rye Development. The survey would seek to identify historic structures. Follow The Dominion Post on Twitter @DominionPostWV.
  • Infrastructure, trade big topics at Winchester roundtable Jacksonville Journal-Courier Darin LaHood at Wednesday's roundtable discussion at city hall. LaHood opened the discussion about his focus on tax reform this year, making the corporate tax rate more competitive and simplifying the tax code from seven brackets to three. From there, the focus would move on to infrastructure priorities, such as making sure river locks and dams are upgraded that need it -- the lock at La Grange on the Illinois River was given as an example. Winchester Mayor Rex McIntire began...
  • Rochester Dam scheduled to get $3 million in repairs Messenger-Inquirer Getting the property deeded to us from the Corps of Engineers is the main one.