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Aegion Corporation Awarded $6 Million Wastewater Rehabilitation Contract

Insituform Technologies, LLC, a subsidiary of Aegion Corporation, has been awarded a $6 million sewer rehabilitation contract in South Carolina.

Supreme Court Reinstates Permit 12 but Excludes Keystone XL

The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated use of the Army Corps of Engineers' Nationwide Permit 12 but refused to allow use of the fast-track permit to resume work on TC Energy's Keystone XL project.

Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline Shut Down Pending Review

A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered Energy Transfer to shut down and empty its controversial 570,000 bpd Dakota Access oil pipeline within 30 days.

Developers Cancel Long-Delayed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The developers of the long-delayed, $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced the cancellation of the multi-state natural gas project Sunday, citing uncertainties about costs, permitting and litigation.

PG&E Emerges from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The PG&E Corporation has announced that the company has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

New Orleans Neighborhood Pilots Innovative Stormwater Solution

A neighborhood in New Orleans recently completed the 50th of about 200 planned stormwater management projects designed to allow water to filter into the ground instead of pouring into storm drains.

Operator Qualification Integrity Process Website Now Live

The website of the Operator Qualification Integrity Process or OQIP is now live at www.oqip.org

TC Energy Selects Michels Canada to Build Keystone XL Pipeline in Canada

Michels Canada has announced that the company has been selected by TC Energy to construct the Canadian portion of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Utility Ordered to Pay $53 Million Fine for Fatal Pipeline Blasts

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts has been ordered to pay a $53 million fine a series of pipeline blasts that killed a teenager and damaged dozens of homes in 2018.

New Industry Survey Shows Construction Activity Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

A new survey released by the Association of General Contractors (AGC) of America shows that construction activity across the country is returning to levels from before the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the economy.

PG&E Confesses to Killing 84 People in 2018 California Fire

California gas utility company Pacific Gas & Electric confessed Tuesday to killing 84 people in one of the most devastating wildfires in recent U.S. history

New Mexico Offers COVID-19 Testing for Utility Workers

The state of New Mexico is offering COVID-19 testing to utility workers as part of a statewide effort to keep essential workers healthy and to meet state testing goals.

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DC Water’s Tunnel Boring Machine Reaches Key Project Milestone DC Water’s giant tunnel boring machine, named Chris, broke through a wall of concrete to reach the W Street shaft, a key milestone in the mining of the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) project. Chris will rest for a bit in the shaft an..

Brown and Caldwell, Carollo Engineers Joint Venture Selected for South County Ag Program

The Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) has selected a joint venture of Brown and Caldwell and Carollo Engineers as project managers for $375 million recycled water infrastructure program.

UESI Pipelines 2020 Conference Moves to Virtual Event

The Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) Pipelines 2020 Conference originally scheduled for August 2020 in San Antonio, TX has been moved to a virtual event in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Enbridge Finds Gaps in Protective Coating on Michigan Pipeline

Canadian pipeline company Enbridge reported it has discovered four spots on its subsea oil pipeline in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac where the protective coating has eroded away exposing the bare metal of the pipe.

Stantec to Lead Major Wastewater Development Project in Egypt

Global engineering services company Stantec has been selected to head up a massive wastewater infrastructure improvement project for the Fayoum governate in Egypt.

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance for Construction Workers Safety During Pandemic

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a division of the Department of Labor, has issued guidelines to keep construction workers safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

USDA Awards $750 Million for Rural Broadband Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding nearly $750 million in loans and grants to help improve broadband infrastructure in rural areas around the country.

Maryland, Virginia, D.C. Intend to Sue EPA on Bay Pollution

Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia are planning to file a lawsuit against the EPA for what they claim is a failure for the organization to hold two other states accountable for meeting targets set to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.

Eight Texas Cities Partner for New Water Line

Eight cities in the Houston area are partnering together to replace a 75 million gallon water line.

Volvo CE Produces, Donates Personal Protective Equipment to Local Healthcare Workers

Volvo CE employees have contributed their time and talents to building personal protective equipment for healthcare workers in the American North East.

U.S. Delays Pipeline Approvals After Environmental Ruling

Pipelines and utility projects across the country could face long delays and increased costs after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers halted a nationwide permit program citing a recent federal court ruling that declared the permit illegal.

Volvo Awarded Grant to Test Electric Heavy Equipment in California

Volvo CE has been awarded a $2 million grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District, funded by the EPA, for a pilot program for two of its electric-powered vehicles.

DC Water’s Tunnel Boring Machine Reaches Key Project Milestone

DC Water’s giant tunnel boring machine, named Chris, broke through a wall of concrete to reach the W Street shaft, a key milestone in the mining of the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) project.

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Industry Events Postponed Due to Coronavirus Industry events that had been planned throughout the United States this spring were postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many of them waiting to reschedule when more is known about the breadth and duration of its spread. The postponement..

LAN Engineering Selected for North Texas Water Supply System

LAN Engineering has been selected as the consulting engineer for a $490 million reservoir and conveyance project in North Texas.

CASE Unveils Industry First Fully Electric Backhoe

CASE Construction Equipment has introduced the construction industry’s first fully-electric backhoe loader.

Lametti & Sons Completes Complex Microtunneling Project

Lametti & Sons recently completed a complex microtunneling project as part of a $5 billion infrastructure development in Rochester, MN.

Plastics Pipe Institute Cancels Annual Meeting

The Plastics Pipe Institute has canceled its annual meeting due to the coronavirus outbreak.