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EPA puts out draft permit on 225 MW Texas project
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is out for public comment until Oct. 17 on a draft air permit for the Red Gate power plant project of South Texas Electric Cooperative (STEC).
Utility Products – 9/17/2014

FMI outlook says economy slowly improving
FMI released its Q3-2014 Construction Outlook, which anticipates slow growth in the economy.
Pit & Quarry – 9/10/2014

Construction industry extends employment streak, adds 20,000 jobs in August
The U.S. construction industry extended its streak of job gains in August, adding 20,000 workers.
Better Roads – 9/8/2014

Estimate: Economy will grow by 1.5 percent in 2014
The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that they expect the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, in part because of a poor performance during the first three months of the year.
CBS News – 8/27/2014

Investment in high voltage transmission systems to exceed $250 billion
Cumulative investment in high-voltage transmission systems will surpass $250 billion from 2014 to 2023, according to a report from Navigant Research.
Utility Products – 8/14/2014

Work on TVA's Watts Bar reactor more than 90 percent complete
The Tennessee Valley Authority is moving forward with its plan to get the biggest share of its electricity generation from nuclear power in the future.
timesfreepress.com – 8/13/2014

Red Rock Dam to get 55 MW of hydropower capacity
A South Dakota-based not-for-profit utility company is breaking ground on a $260 million project to add hydroelectric power generation to the Red Rock Dam.
Utility Products – 8/13/2014

Christie OKs $1.3B in water plant protection
New Jersey's critical water and sewer plants will get nearly $1.3 billion in upgrades and storm protection measures under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Chris Christie.
NorthJersey.com – 8/11/2014

L.A. Faces $15 Billion Bill as Pipes Spring Leaks
From buckling sidewalks to potholed thoroughfares to storm drains that can't handle a little rain, the infrastructure that holds the second-largest U.S. city together is suffering from years of deferred maintenance.
Bloomberg – 8/10/2014

New wind build tops 830 MW so far in 2014, with more than 14 GW under construction
The U.S. wind industry rebounded during the first half of 2014 with 835 MW of new installed capacity, a dramatic jump from the 2 MW that came online during the same period a year ago when the industry was hobbled by the late extension of the federal production tax credit.
SNL – 8/8/2014