What We Can Do to Alleviate the Shortage of Sand

Many of you have been to the beach this summer while others of you have worked in your offices.  Your play places and workplaces have one thing in common:  sand.  Last October, we highlighted the critical issue of the dwindling world supply of sand.  Recently, I’ve seen several articles on the subject, including this one…

NFIP Extended on July 31st

The National Flood Insurance Program was extended via S 1182 until November 30th, 2018. This will require further action from Congress in middle of midterm elections to find another legislative vehicle for another extension. This time, an amendment that contained language for the extension was substituted into the original HR 2519 – The American Legion…

Continuous Update – WRDA

The Senate is scheduled to vote on its WRDA bill (HR 8) later this week or next.  It’s been delayed by other matters by at least two weeks already, so we won’t be surprised if there are further delays.  The House has already passed its version of HR 8.  When the Senate completes action, the…

What happens if the NFIP lapses tomorrow?

The National Flood Insurance Program will lapse tomorrow, Tuesday, July 31st. But what actually happens if the program expires? Currently, the program provides over 5 million policies totaling roughly $1.28 trillion in coverage, and there is no ‘sunset provision’ involved if the program lapses. The NFIP has been extended more than 25 times since 2008,…

Water Policy Buffet – Have What You Like!

Today, Members of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation participated in a roundtable discussion on a recently released report ‘Impact of the U.S. Jones Act on Puerto Rico.’  The report provides data-based comparative analyses of the real impacts of the Jones Act that have not been reported before. The findings demonstrate that the…

New Website and Recent Additions

You may have noticed we’re moving locations from our old site, www.aldenst.com/waterlog, to our new site www.waterlog.net . Please help us by letting us know if you encounter any broken links, content errors or have any general feedback. Thanks! There are two new additions to the our site: A ‘Legislator Lookup’ widget, courtesy of GovPredict,…