Thought you were getting dunes? Think again. Tragedy in Encinitas, Highway Bill with Climate Provisions Heads Out of Committee, Watch Out for Flying Umbrellas

Hurricane Season NOAA updated its hurricane outlook on August 8th, increasing the likelihood of an above-average storm season. Source: NOAA Stay up to date at the National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov and with Accuweather’s RealImpact tool. Is Your Beach Getting Dunes? Maybe Not Anymore. A strong decision came from Corps HQ last week to not allow…

Debriefing the 2019 Budget Deal & More

On this episode, Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi break down the latest developments in Federal coastal policy and politics. This month, they look at the details of the recent budget deal between Congress and the Whitehouse, discuss the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, and talk about the flooding in the Mid-West and the water levels of…

Meet Your New HQ Chief of Planning, Resilient Highway Bill, E&W Spending, NFIP and FWS Assistant Secretary Re-Nominated

Hurricane Season Stay up to date at the National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov and with Accuweather’s RealImpact tool. NEW!! Sediment Management Workgroup on LinkedIn We know how important sediment is to the coast and to you and your job. That’s why we started the Sediment Management Workgroup on LinkedIn. Please join the conversation! The SMW is…

WRDA & Resilient Transportation on Capitol Hill, Tropics are Heating Up, NJ Coastal Resilience Center Announced, You Don’t Have Dunes Yet?

Hurricane Season is Really Here It took since May 20th, before Hurricane season started, to get our first named storm of the official hurricane season. Tropical Storm Barry was upgraded to hurricane status as it made landfall, leaving parts of Louisiana under a foot of water and more than 150,000 residents without power. While the…

June Appropriations Update & More

This month, Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi provide an update on the Energy & Water and Interior appropriations process, bring us up to speed on an extension of the Nation Flood Insurance Program and some reforms, an important Supreme Court decision regarding property takings, and a new study showing that despite increased funding for dredging,…

Disaster Supplemental Signed Into Law

Supplemental The FY19 Disaster Supplemental has been signed into law. Click here for the bill. An important distinction in the language is whether or not the funds in each section pertain to natural disasters, or the named storm events. The $19.2 billion dollar bill provides a total of $3.3 billion to the Corps of Engineers…

China to the White House – “Stop the Tariffs or We’ll Stop Buying Your Debt”, Disaster Supplemental, Energy & Water

China to the White House – “Stop the Tariffs or We’ll Stop Buying Your Debt” That’s one way to stop this never-ending commitment to post-disaster spending. Congress has finalized its negotiations for the 2019 Disaster Supplemental bill, H.R. 2157. Trump says he supports it. The $19.2 billion dollar bill provides a total of $3.3 billion…