Ercot Failed Infrastructure Leaves Millions Without Power, Food And Water: Impacting Safety and Health


TEXAS (February 18, 2021)---as Texas struggled on Thursday with a disastrous lack of power, food and water following the deadly storm that brought Arctic temperatures to the southern US, the state’s Republican leadership stood battered by a growing outcry over mismanagement of the power grid and a painfully slow emergency response.…

Severe Weather and Freezing Temperatures Cancels Flights In Some Southern Plains States and Several Deaths and Injuries


AUSTIN, TEXAS (February 16, 2021)---Governor Greg Abbot announced that the State of Texas was deployed maximum resources to local officials throughout the state to respond to severe winter weather and to restore power to their communities. Governor Abbott further wrote in a letter that "state agencies are sending resources and…

Trump signed into law several bills including S.291, the “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Amendments Act of 2020


WASHINGTON, D.C.(December 23, 2020)--- today, President Donald J. Trump signed into law S.291, the "National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Amendments Act of 2020" (the "Act"), which will provide helpful changes to the governance of the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps. President Trump " I note that section 207…

“Update 1: Coast Guard monitors clean-up operations for oil discharge from partially sunken tugboat in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands”


ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands — Coast Guard pollution teams are monitoring clean-up operations Wednesday to recover discharged oil from the partially sunken and abandoned tugboat Cape Lookout within Krause Lagoon in St. Croix. “The National Response Corporation in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been hired as the Oil Spill Removal…

“President Donald J. Trump Approves Mississippi Emergency Declaration”


WASHINGTON, D.C.---today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of Mississippi and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Zeta beginning on October 27, 2020, and continuing. The President’s action authorizes the Department of…

“President Donald J. Trump Approves Louisiana Emergency Declaration”


WASHINGTON, D.C.---today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of Louisiana and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Zeta beginning on October 26, 2020, and continuing. The President's action authorizes the Department…

“President Donald J. Trump Approves North Carolina Disaster Declaration”


WASHINGTON, D.C.---today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of North Carolina and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Isaias from July 31 to August 4, 2020. Federal funding is available to State, tribal,…

“President Donald J. Trump Approves Mississippi Emergency Declaration “


WASHINGTON, D.C.--Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of Mississippi and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Delta beginning on October 7, 2020, and continuing. The President’s action authorizes the Department of…

“Gov. Edwards: President Trump Has Approved Louisiana’s Request for a Federal Emergency Declaration in Advance of Hurricane Delta”


LOUISIANA--Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that President Donald Trump has approved his request for a federal emergency declaration in advance of Hurricane Delta, which is forecast to make landfall along Louisiana’s coastline. “I appreciate President Trump’s quick action on approving my request for a federal emergency declaration for Hurricane Delta,…