On the October Episode of the WaterLog Podcast, Howard and Dan kick off the beginning of the Federal Fiscal year with a breakdown of the chaos in Washington. Disaster funding for Ida, Flood Insurance, Debt Limit and Infrastructure are all fair game. Plus, the Corps is still proposing massive flood gates and other measures in Florida, Texas, New jersey and New York.
On this months episode of the WaterLog Podcast, Howard & Dan will talk about Hurricane Ida and the Corps, and how well the Federal Government is equipped to handle the response today compared to Katrina. In addition, the State of New Jersey is sinking, and that leaves many questions to answer about how it will protect itself from rising seas, what that’ll take, and who will pay for it. Of course, as we near the end of the August recess, we’ll give some outlook on the congressional and legislative processes that are about to start up again.
On the August episode of the WaterLog podcast, Howard & Dan dive deep into the new legal interpretation of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act by the Biden Administration, the MASSIVE infrastructure proposal proving over $11 billion for the Corps of Engineers and other bills that provide funding for NOAA, FEMA and other Federal agencies. This is not one you want to miss.
Howard and Dan team up with Derek Brockbank , Executive Director of the Coastal States Organization, to break down the President’s FY22 budget proposal. As the largest presidential budget proposal in history, the big question is: How well does the proposal do to address sea level rise and climate change?
Everyone in Washington is talking infrastructure, but where is the talk about water? On the next episode of the WaterLog podcast, Howard and Dan wade through how Congress and the new Administration are planning to take on water and coastal priorities in the nation’s infrastructure initiative. The Senate has decided it will bring back earmarks alongside the House, which has already closed it’s deadline for earmark requests. Meanwhile, Republicans are scrambling to find out how they will counter Democrats’ legislative tactics. Finally, Howard & Dan talk about the new nominee for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, the Administration official in charge for the Corps of Engineers.
In this episode:
- Special Guest Tom O’Shea – Director of Coast and Natural Resources, Trustees of Reservations
- The Return of Earmarks
- Erasing the Corps backlog
- FEMA – “We’re almost out of money”
Join Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi as they share their thoughts on the new era in Washington D.C. brought on with the inauguration of Joe Biden and the swearing in of a new Congress. They discuss the legacy of the Trump Administration on environmental, coastal, and water policy; and, compare the previous administration to the new Biden Admin's policy signalings.
In a joint Water Log and The Capitol Beach podcast, ASPN’s full Washington DC team, Howard Marlowe, Dan Ginolfi, and Derek Brockbank, team up to provide perspective and analysis on how the election results will impact federal coastal policy and politics in 2021 and beyond, as well as in the remaining weeks of 2020. From federal agencies to key changes in the House of Representatives, coastal policy will be wading into new waters in 2021, and you’ll hear it here first.
On this month's edition of the WaterLog Podcast's DC Update, Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi discuss the structure of the Corps as a part of the Department of Defense, give a legislative update on WRDA and Energy & Water Appropriations, and then talk generally about coastal resilience and the hurricane outlook. Another great show from our Nation's Capitol, the land of rationale deliberation and judicious analysis.
ASPN's premier DC show on congress, the Corps of Engineers, and federal appropriations. It's a don't-miss show when Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi take us inside the Capitol and share their insights into the complex world that drives so much activity and policy on the American shoreline. They're two smart pros. Don't miss it!
On this episode of the WaterLog podcast, hosts Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi discuss the USACE FY20 Work Plan and California's projects in that plan, introduce the audience to the new Director or Civil Works, go over some WRDA updates, and conclude with an editorial on why the FY21 coastal policy is a literal disaster.
Howard and Dan break down the most pressing coastal issues working their way through the Nation's capital. On this episode kicking off the 2020 calendar year, they discuss the federal appropriations bill and work plan, the US dredge budget, BUDM pilot projects, legal issues related to Hurricane Harvey, and conclude with a discussion about all politics being local. Don't miss it!
On this episode of the WaterLog Podcast, hosts Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi being us the latest from DC, including the impeachment proceedings, an update on Federal funding, how Congress is eyeing coastal resilience, a new bill in Congress that could slash State's input on the Clean Water Act, discussion on the National Food Insurance Program, and much 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 the Great Lakes. And, of course, its not a WaterLog podcast without a D.C. legislative update.
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, less sediment is being dredged.