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Savannah harbor expansion moves forward with signing of Water Resources Reform and Development Act

President Obama signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act yesterday which will "put Americans to work modernizing our water infrastructure and restoring some of our most vital ecosystems."  The expansion is expected to make room for larger cargo ships at Savannah, which has the fourth-busiest container port in the U.S.
“As more of the world’s cargo is transported on these massive ships, we’ve got to make sure that we’ve got bridges high enough and ports that are big enough to hold them and accommodate them so that our businesses can keep selling goods made in America to the rest of the world…. And this bill gives a green light to 34 water infrastructure projects across the country, including projects to deepen Boston Harbor and the Port of Savannah… this bill will help towns and cities improve their commerce…”

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