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Keeping waterways clean and open to boaters is an important goal of the recreational marine industry. Individually and as members of trade organizations, marine businesses push for the enactment of fair rules and regulations governing use of the nation's rivers, lakes, streams and ocean waters.

Problems mount for Cape Wind developer

The developer of Cape Wind terminated contracts to buy land and facilities in Falmouth, Mass., and Rhode Island, the latest sign that the $2.5 billion effort to become the nation’s first offshore wind farm might never produce a kilowatt of energy.

Florida rail plan details offered to industry crowd

FORT LAUDERDALE — “High-speed passenger rail service is going to come [to this country] whether the public sector or the private sector pays for it,” transportation guru and entrepreneur Gabe Klein said Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort & Marina at a presentation that was jointly hosted by the Marine Industries Association of…more

Minnesota hosts invasive-species summit

For the first time, Minnesota conservation leaders are meeting this week with scientists, boaters, marina owners, tourism leaders and others concerned about growing zebra mussels and other invasive species during a summit.

Groups threaten lawsuit over Plum Island sale

Two environmental groups say they intend to sue two federal agencies under the Endangered Species Act for pursuing the public sale of federally owned Plum Island in Long Island Sound.

Florida boaters flood Coast Guard with comments on bridge openings

The Coast Guard gathered around 3,000 comments in hearings in November about the navigation needs of mariners at three railroad drawbridges that run over the New River in Fort Lauderdale, the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter and the St. Lucie River in Stuart, according to Barry Dragon, chief of bridge administration for the Seventh Coast Guard…more

Utility companies pull out of Cape Wind project

Two utility companies terminated their contracts to buy most of the power generated by the proposed Cape Wind wind farm in Nantucket Sound in the latest development in the $2.5 billion project.

Grant will help fund boating tourism study

A portion of $471,000 that the federal government awarded to Michigan Sea Grant will help Great Lakes coastal communities capitalize on growth in recreational boating.

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