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November 26, 2013

Commissioners endorse 2014 OneVoice agenda

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“Today, the corp cannot legally accept money, labor or equipment from us, which is ludacrus. In the future, if one of the locks and dams should fail, whatever they would need, we could offer to help fix the problem,” Portiss said.
A proposed bill is currently being considered by the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) conference committee for better coordination between the Port of Catoosa and the corp of engineers, as well as, the ability to exchange land currently owned by the Army Corps of Engineers with land owned by the Port Authority. 
The land exchange would allow operations to expand, providing an additional area for the port to park barges.
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) was named to the WRDA conference on Nov. 5.

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