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Is U.S. shale facing an 'unmitigated disaster'?

September 19, 2019

Is U.S. shale facing an 'unmitigated disaster'?

The booming shale industry could be headed off a financial cliff, experts say, and environmental groups are asking who will clean up thousands of wells drilled miles beneath the surface if businesses go bust.

The meteoric rise of U.S. shale, driven by hydraulic fracturing, continues at a fast pace. Each year, operators bring in more barrels, pushing the United States further ahead of other nations for production.

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Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Transportation Spending Bill for Fiscal Year 2020

ACEC News / Infrastructure Funding
September 17, 2019

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Transportation Spending Bill for Fiscal Year 2020

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development approved an annual funding bill that increases investment levels for most federal transportation infrastructure programs for the coming fiscal year.

The bill fulfills FAST Act funding levels for highway programs at $46.4 billion from the Highway Trust Fund and adds an additional $2.7 billion from the General Fund for surface transportation block grants, railway-highway crossing safety improvement, and bridge repairs.

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Sekou Andrews Set to Wow Fall Conference Attendees

ACEC News / Fall Conference
September 17, 2019

Sekou Andrews Set to Wow Fall Conference Attendees

For over 15 years, Sekou Andrews has been helping the world’s largest organizations deliver relevant information with riveting inspiration through an innovative, unconventional category of speaking called “Poetic Voice.”

Andrews will discuss D.I.Y. innovation at the ACEC Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 15 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, as part of the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference.

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USDOT to Provide $871 Million for Emergency Road, Bridge Repairs

Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
September 16, 2019

USDOT to Provide $871 Million for Emergency Road, Bridge Repairs

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will provide $871.2 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds for disaster-stricken bridges and roads in 39 states, territories and tribal governments through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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Today is the Deadline for 2019 Fall Conference Early Bird Registration! Register Now to Save

ACEC News / Fall Conference
September 12, 2019

Today is the Deadline for 2019 Fall Conference Early Bird Registration! Register Now to Save

Sign up for the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference today and save $100 on your registration. Additional registrants from your firm—and first-time member attendees—can save an additional $145.

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Member Firm News
July 20, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Black & Veatch $2.5 million in federal funding to participate in a research and development (R&D) project aimed at advancing direct air capture (DAC) technology.

https://www.bv.com/news/b


July 12, 2021

Woolpert has been granted a trademark for Inspansion, a method of adding capacity through analytics in place of physical expansion, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Woolpert Director of Strategic Consulting David Tomber developed Inspansion to help airports identify logical efficiencies in operations, technology and staffing to optimize facility performance, while deferring capital investment.

https://woolpert.com/reso


July 8, 2021

Global integrated design firm Stantec has established a cross-disciplinary center of excellence to provide sustainable, climate smart, and equitable infrastructure design services.

https://www.stantec.com/e


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