|03/05/2014||Charlotte Touts P3s to Fund $5B in Unmet Transportation Needs|
March 05--Faced with a growing population and $5 billion in unmet transportation needs, Charlotte officials are looking to an increasingly popular option for cash-strapped governments: partnerships with private firms willing to share the costs and profits of public projects.
|03/06/2014||Georgia Seeks Way to Keep Savannah Port Project on Track|
March 06--Georgia leaders readied plans to move forward with the deepening of Savannah's harbor on Wednesday as they sought to determine why the Obama administration surprised -- Republicans say betrayed -- Georgia by not proposing funding for the dredging of the port this year and declaring the project not yet ready to go.
|03/05/2014||Governor Designates $194M for Tampa People Mover Project|
March 05--TAMPA -- Tampa, Orlando and Miami won't get high-speed rail in the foreseeable future, but Gov. Rick Scott will use election-year funding initiatives for a 1.3 mile people mover at Tampa International Airport and for a local and long-distance passenger rail terminal at Orlando's airport.
|03/05/2014||$200M Hotel Project to 'Reboot' Old Power Plant in Savannah|
March 05--Hotel magnate and Savannah native Richard Kessler is preparing to reboot West River Street in a $200 million project that will give the decommissioned Georgia Power plant a glamorous new life.
|03/05/2014||Obama Budget Snubs Savannah Harbor Deepening|
March 05--Last fall, Vice President Joe Biden stood on the docks at Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal -- the fourth largest and fastest-growing container facility in the country -- and vowed the port's critical deepening project would be done "come hell or high water."
|03/05/2014||Savannah River Site MOX Project to Shut Down as Fuel Disposal Options Assessed|
March 05--The National Nuclear Security Administration will begin shutting down Savannah River Site's mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility while it assesses alternative ways to dispose of plutonium.
|03/05/2014||Obama Budget Surprise Angers Savannah Port Backers|
March 05--WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration snubbed the Port of Savannah on Tuesday in its annual budget request, signaling a delay for the groundbreaking of the state's top economic development priority and drawing the ire of political leaders.
|03/04/2014||Obama Budget Halts Savannah River Site's MOX Project|
March 04--President Obama is recommending that the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility in South Carolina be shut down and the government look for another way to dispose of radioactive plutonium from disassembled nuclear bombs.
|03/04/2014||Miami-Dade Proposes Ordinance Hiking Contractors' Local Hiring|
March 04--A new set of hiring rules could make it easier for Miami-Dade residents to earn a larger share of the county's $2 billion construction budget.
|03/03/2014||North Carolina Cites 5 Duke Energy Plants for Lacking Storm Water Permits|
RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina regulators have cited five more Duke Energy power plants for lacking required storm water permits after a massive spill at one of the company's coal ash dumps coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.
|03/02/2014||Construction Begins on Hindu Temple in Tampa|
March 02--TAMPA -- Motorists rounding the bend on Interstate 275 in Tampa will soon look west over a piece of India now that construction has begun on the Sanatan Mandir Hindu temple, with towers -- called sikharas -- rising six stories into the sky.
|03/02/2014||Dams, and Questions, Separate Coal Ash from N.C. Water Supply|
March 02--A pair of 80-foot-high earthen dams, one of them built in the Eisenhower era, stand between Charlotte's water supply and more than 5 billion pounds of coal ash.
|03/02/2014||New Generation of Nuclear Workers Entering Field|
March 02--Father-son fishing trips on Lake Erie were the closest TJ Corder thought he'd ever get to a nuclear power plant.
|03/01/2014||High-Cost Hurricane-Killer Proposal: Thousands of Offshore Wind Turbines|
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ After dozens of nonsensical proposals to kill hurricanes with everything from nuclear bombs to cat litter, finally an idea that might work: enormous wind turbines placed offshore from storm vulnerable cities.
|03/01/2014||Engineers 'Confident' They Can Prevent Collapse at Lake Manatee Dam|
March 01--MANATEE -- Engineers are "confident" they can mitigate any risk of collapse at the Lake Manatee Dam before the rainy season, the county's utilities director said Friday in a status update to county commissioners.
|03/01/2014||Ga. GOP Pushing Measure Likely To Rekindle Water War With Fla.|
March 01--Georgia Republicans are pushing legislation that could reshape how the state manages its waterways by giving environmental regulators broad new powers to restrict and increase water flow along the state's border with Florida.
|03/01/2014||Tampa Water Supply Holding Up During Reservoir Revamp|
March 01--TAMPA -- Another dry season is upon the Tampa area, and once again water managers will have to make do without the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir.
|03/01/2014||North Carolina Cites Duke Energy Over Coal Ash Spill|
March 01--DURHAM, N.C. -- Nearly a month after a massive coal ash spill at a Duke Energy plant contaminated the Dan River, state regulators in North Carolina announced late Friday that they have cited Duke for violations of environmental laws.
|03/01/2014||Georgia Power: Vogtle Project on Track Despite Slow 2013|
March 01--Georgia Power fell farther behind last year on building two new nuclear reactors near Augusta, but the utility expects to catch up and complete the nearly $15 billion project on the same schedule it projected last year.
|02/27/2014||Swire Properties is Latest Miami Developer to Propose 1,000-ft Tower|
Feb. 27--The high-rise boom in downtown Miami has fired up again.
|02/26/2014||Governor Pushes Plan to Pump Extra Water Down South Ga. Streams|
Feb. 26--Gov. Nathan Deal put his weight behind controversial legislation that could allow state officials to pump extra water down southwest Georgia streams, one more step aimed at pacifying the long-running fight over regional water rights.
|02/26/2014||FTA Approves Planned Durham, N.C. Light-Rail Project|
Feb. 26--DURHAM -- The light-rail system that would link Orange and Durham counties on Tuesday won federal approval to move forward with project development.
|02/25/2014||N.C. Enviro Agency May Make Duke Energy Move Coal Ash|
Feb. 25--North Carolina's environmental agency says it might force Duke Energy to remove the coal ash from its Dan River power plant to a lined landfill.
|02/24/2014||China Makes Inroads in Bahamas With $3.5B Mega-Resort Project|
Cement mixers from China and construction equipment rumble next to a premier strip of white sandy beach as thousands of Chinese workers labor to complete a $3.5 billion resort project at famed Cable Beach.
|02/23/2014||Researcher: Coal Ash Spill's Cost Likely at Least $70M|
Feb. 23--The recent coal ash spill on the Dan River caused at least $70 million in damage to fish, wildlife and other related aspects of the economy, according to a Wake Forest University professor with an extensive background in coal ash research.