Delaware River Dredging

(VP Biden gets a tour from dredging project manager Brian Puckett.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

VP Biden Visits Philadelphia To Check Progress of Delaware River Dredging Project

“It cuts us out of a whole lot of commerce — cuts us out of a whole lot of good jobs if they cannot come up the Delaware River,” Biden said of the shipping channel’s current depth.

10/16/2014

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Federal Appeals Court Ruling Allows Dredging Of Delaware River To Continue

A federal appeals court ruling helped keep the Army Corps of Engineers on schedule for the next phase of dredging of the Delaware River to deepen the channel so larger ships can navigate it to Camden and Philadelphia ports.

07/05/2012

(File photo: the US Army Corps of Engineers dredging the Delaware River.)

Congress Approves $17M For Next Phase of Delaware River Dredging

The US Army Corps of Engineers is expecting to get its orders shortly to continue deepening the shipping channel on the river from 40 to 45 feet. This phase of the work will begin just north of Wilmington.

02/07/2012

(Scientists prepare to measure an Atlantic sturgeon before releasing it.  File photo from NOAA)

US Officials Say Status of Atlantic Sturgeon Won’t Hamper Delaware River Dredging

The US Army Corps of Engineers says the Delaware River dredging project will not be slowed or cost more even if federal authorities decide to declare the Atlantic sturgeon an endangered species.

02/02/2012

(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett, at the Pennsylvania Press Club in Harrisburg on November 21st.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett Says He’s Working on Dredging, Refinery Jobs in Philadelphia Area

Governor Tom Corbett says he’s working to preserve and create jobs on two major fronts in the Philadelphia region.

11/28/2011

(Photo by US Army Corps of Engineers)

New Jersey Files For Federal Appeal Of Delaware River Dredging

New Jersey has taken its fight over dredging the Delaware River to a federal appeals court in Philadelphia.

05/20/2011

Philadelphia River Port Authority head John Esty, at lectern, shakes hands with Sen. Bob Casey.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philly-Area US Lawmakers Pledge Efforts For River Deepening

The Philadelphia area’s congressional delegation is trying to make sure a project to deepen the Delaware River stays on track.

12/06/2010

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