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  • 17 October 2013

    Richmond is host to 4th Annual Governor’s Conference on Energy, one of the nation’s most dynamic energy events, which is being held this week from Tuesday till Thursday at Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond. Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority meet on the first day of the event. It was its first meeting since Dominion […]

  • 28 February 2012

    Gov. Nikki Haley yesterday vetoed an act protecting SC’s waterways & economic interests. Approved by a 111-0 House vote & then by a 37-0 Senate vote, the act: – Acknowledges DHEC violated existing 2007 state law, issuing an invalid dredging permit when it bypassed the approval of the Savannah River Maritime Commission – Reaffirmed laws […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Bill Johnson, chairman of the Florida Ports Council and the director of PortMiami, was recognized by Governor Rick Scott at yesterday’s State of the State address during his remarks about the importance of Florida’s ports to economic development. The governor commended Johnson for building jobs at PortMiami. Bill Johnson said, “Governor Scott’s longstanding commitment to […]

  • 18 May 2012

    JAXPORT CEO Paul Anderson was one of 25 business leaders from around the U.S. participating in an economic roundtable discussion led by Governor Rick Scott and Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolis. Anderson took the opportunity to thank the governor and senate president for their leadership in promoting port infrastructure investment during the last two Florida […]

  • 25 February 2013

    North Carolina’s Governor Pat McCrory announced Friday, February 22, that he has joined the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition. “I am pleased to be a member of the OCS Governors Coalition,” said Governor McCrory. “Pursuing responsible exploration and development of our offshore resources will help us reach our shared goal of greater energy independence […]

  • 19 February 2013

    U.S. Representative Candice Miller  made the following comments commending Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on his announced Emergency Dredging Strategy. Miller said: “Many of the communities that dot the shores of the Great Lakes are facing a crisis due to record low lake levels which without dredging could put the upcoming boating season and their economies […]

  • 27 March 2013

    The Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners Chairman, George E. Mastics, and the Port’s Executive Director, Manuel Almira, were honored by Governor Rick Scott during the Governor’s visit to the Port of Palm Beach, Thursday, March 21, 2013. “For your commitment to making sure Florida is a global hub of business, I would […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott signed into law HB 7065, which provides $32 million, annually, in state funding for the Governor’s $880 million long-term Everglades restoration plan. The $32 million is an historic step forward in restoring America’s Everglades by improving water quality and water flow. The Governor signed the bill as part of a ceremony at […]

  • 26 February 2014

    A group of governors representing the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition met on Monday with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and senior officials at the Interior Department to discuss the thoughtful expansion of offshore energy development. The participating governors – Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina (newly named chair of the Governors […]

  • 5 December 2013

    North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has accepted the position of vice chair of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition.   “Opening up the waters off North Carolina to sensible oil, natural gas and renewable energy development is a vital part of our state’s energy policy,” Governor McCrory said. “Through the OCS Governors Coalition, we […]

  • 21 September 2015

    Governor Bill Walker concluded his meetings in which he discussed Alaska’s liquefied natural gas potential to prospective customers in Japan.

  • 16 September 2015

    Governor Bill Walker held meetings discussing Alaska’s LNG potential with the chief executive of Marubeni Corporation, and with the governor of Kyoto Prefecture and former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda.

  • 6 January 2016
    Authorities & Government

    The Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition has appointed Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the new chairman and Gina Raimondo, Governor of the first U.S. state developing an offshore wind farm, as vice chair for the 2016 term. “As the governor of the first state in the nation to develop offshore wind resources, I look forward to working […]

  • 26 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the start of construction work on the small boat harbor breakwall and southern revetment, which is the next phase of the multi-million dollar transformation of Buffalo Harbor State Park. The $3.76 million breakwall and revetment redesign is phase two of the $15 million in improvements provided through the Governor‘s Buffalo […]

  • 7 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Alaska Governor Sean Parnell, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory headlined a panel yesterday, organized by the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. Representatives from Louisiana and Virginia also participated in the discussion. […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton joined members of the legislature and community representatives yesterday to announce over $10 million to assist communities in addressing deteriorating dams and refurbishing critical coastal infrastructure. These awards include five dam repair projects, one dam removal, three coastal protection reconstruction projects […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott emphasized the need for strategic infrastructure investments to grow Florida’s economy this morning in his annual State of the State address, aligning his message with his budget recommendation of $288 million in seaport improvements this year. JAXPORT Interim CEO Roy Schleicher praised the governor’s recognition of the ports’ importance to the state: […]

  • 29 January 2015

    North Carolina Governor, Pat McCrory, chairman of the OCS Governors Coalition, has applauded President Barack Obama’s Interior Department for advancing an oil and gas leasing program that could include development opportunities in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina.  “I’d like to thank Secretary Jewell for taking a step in the right direction […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott announced a commitment of nearly $35 million for strategic port projects across Florida that will be recommended to the Legislature for the upcoming legislative session. The additional investments will be included in the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Work Program. Governor Scott made the announcement at the American Association of Port Authority’s […]

  • 24 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Florida Governor Rick Scott announced yesterday that he will propose more than $1.7 billion to protect Florida’s environment as part of his 2018-2019 recommended budget. This $1.7 billion funding for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is a more than $220 million increase over the current year. Governor Scott said: “People from across the […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Pat Quinn last week welcomed Governors and representatives from the eight Great Lakes states and two Canadian provinces to Chicago for the Council of Great Lakes Governors 2014 executive meeting. The two-day summit is focused on protection of the Great Lakes and finding innovative ways to grow the economy throughout the Great Lakes region. […]

  • 13 November 2015

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday vetoed the Port Ambrose Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port, proposed by Liberty Natural Gas.