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  • 29 July 2006

    WASHINGTON — Pacific Northwest senators are divided by party as the Senate prepares to vote on a bill to open a large area of the central Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling. Democrats Ron Wyden of Oregon and Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray of Washington state oppose the bill, which would allow the […]

  • 28 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Deepening of the Grays Harbor Navigation Channel to its fully authorized depth will begin this fall with the signing of the Project Partnership Agreement by Port of Grays Harbor Executive Director Gary Nelson, Senator Patty Murray and Colonel John G. Buck of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Port of Grays Harbor Commissioners and staff […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Senator Patty Murray will on Tuesday, May 26th, join officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Port of Grays Harbor to celebrate the signing of the Project Partnership Agreement for the Grays Harbor Channel Deepening project. The agreement will allow the Army Corps to move forward with plans to deepen the Grays Harbor […]

  • 20 April 2018

    U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray have introduced the Clean Coast Act to protect coasts from catastrophic oil spills.

  • 22 May 2015

    The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved funding for a critical provision that would reform the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and significantly benefit the ports of Tacoma and Seattle. As so-called “donor ports,” the ports of Seattle and Tacoma currently receive pennies for each dollar credited to the fund through Harbor Maintenance Tax collections. As a […]

  • 7 August 2013

    On August 1, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that she has included almost $30 million for Puget Sound cleanup and recovery efforts in the Fiscal Year 2014 Senate Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. This funding would continue the federal investment and supplement state and […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA). The legislation authorizes federal programs for navigation, dredging, flood control and other in-water projects. The bill included two important provisions for the Port of Tacoma: – The permanent authorization of Section 214, which is an important tool used to ensure […]

  • 11 November 2014

    U.S. Senator Patty Murray yesterday delivered remarks at the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) Conference to discuss steps the next Congress can take to promote trade and global competitiveness. Murray called for both parties to build on bipartisan work done this year on the budget, appropriations, and other issues, and work across the aisle […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Wahkiakum County is about to receive the necessary permit to finish the berth and channel improvements for its new Columbia River ferry.  The announcement was welcomed by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and Senator Patty Murray, who teamed up when Wahkiakum County asked for help in obtaining the U.S. Army Corps permit as quickly as possible. The County is […]

  • 31 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

                    Galveston Dredging Deal Confirmed The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded few days ago a $11.5 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for routine maintenance dredging of the Galveston inner and outer bar, entrance channel and extended entrance channel as well as […]

  • 24 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Senators Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray and Reps. Rick Larsen, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Suzan DelBene and Derek Kilmer have sent a letter to USACE and the Office of Management and Budget to request funding to fulfill critical dredging and maintenance needs at six small ports and harbors in Washington state. Ports and harbors, crucial economic drivers […]

  • 30 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and Representative Dave Reichert yesterday introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to reform the outdated Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF). The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Reform Act of 2017 would make sure all of the money collected through the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) each year is returned directly to ports in order to […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Authorities & Government, Research & Development

    U.S. senators Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan have urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to support the construction of the United States’ open-ocean, power grid-connected wave energy test facility at a site off the Oregon coast.

  • 20 September 2013

    U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell introduced The Maritime Goods Movement Act for the 21st Century, new legislation that would support the American trade economy and significantly strengthen American ports. The legislation would replace the outdated Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT), which is designed to fund the operation and maintenance of American ports, but currently […]

  • 5 March 2014

    U.S. Senator Patty Murray released the following statement after U.S. President Obama released his 2015 federal budget proposal, which includes $900 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a nearly 300% increase from 2014 funding levels, and $25 million for Puget Sound recovery through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Geographic Programs. The […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, August 15th, U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani, and Port of Tacoma CEO John Wolfe held a press conference at the Bell Harbor Conference Center rooftop deck to announce new legislation that will significantly strengthen American ports, including many in the Pacific Northwest. The Harbor Maintenance Tax, […]

  • 8 October 2015

    U.S. Democratic Senators Barbara Boxer (CA), Maria Cantwell (WA), Dianne Feinstein (CA), Patty Murray (WA), Ron Wyden (OR), and Jeff Merkley (OR) have introduced the West Coast Ocean Protection Act, legislation to permanently prohibit offshore drilling on the outer continental shelf of California, Oregon and Washington. According to a joint press release published on Wednesday, the legislation, […]

  • 6 January 2017

    U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray from Washington, supported by their Californian and Oregonian colleagues, have introduced an act to permanently ban offshore drilling on the U.S. Pacific Coast. According to a statement issued on Thursday, the legislation, first introduced in 2010, would amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to „permanently protect the $44 […]

  • 23 July 2018

    U.S. senators are opposing the Trump administration’s rollback of environmental protections for offshore oil and gas drilling operations.

  • 18 November 2016

    US Senator Bill Cassidy from Louisiana saw its proposed offshore revenue sharing bill, shot down on the floor of the US Senate, on Thursday. Cassidy’s proposed bill called for more equitable revenue sharing for states involved in existing, new or future energy production from both onshore and offshore leasing areas. This would, it has been said, […]

  • 8 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    Joshua Myers has been busy putting electrodes on the heads of juvenile salmon, trying to determine how the fish will react to the simulated sound of giant steel and fiberglass turbines, which soon could be submerged in Puget Sound. Myers, a research engineer, is conducting his acoustical experiments in a laboratory on Sequim Bay, where […]

  • 8 August 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

      Joshua Myers has been busy putting electrodes on the heads of juvenile salmon, trying to determine how the fish will react to the simulated sound of giant steel and fiberglass turbines, which soon could be submerged in Puget Sound. Myers, a research engineer, is conducting his acoustical experiments in a laboratory on Sequim Bay, […]