Posted on · The House Appropriations Committee did not grant a $100 million funding request made by U.S. Rep. Randy Weber of Galveston, but Congress could still allocate money this year to the long-planned storm surge suppression system. How soon the project secures federal funding will determine how quickly work can begin.
Posted on · A longstanding plan for a storm surge suppression system between Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula, commonly called the 'Ike Dike,' is awaiting federal funding. Once that happens, work on the $34 billion project can get underway.
Posted on · Meeting for only the second time in two years, a panel of Texas lawmakers pledged financial and political support to efforts at developing a plan to protect the Houston-Galveston region from a devastating storm surge.