Monthly Archives: July 2014

White House Rural Council Announces $10 Billion Investment Fund to Finance Infrastructure Projects

Last week the White House Rural Council announced the creation of a new U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund through which private entities can invest in rural infrastructure projects across the United States. CoBank, a cooperative bank based in Greenwood Village, … Continue reading

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House Committees Introduce Legislation to Prevent EPA Overreach in Regulation of US Waters

Last week the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure marked up two bills aimed at curtailing the EPA’s regulatory powers. The Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014 (HR 5078) is intended to maintain the partnership … Continue reading

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House Appropriations Bill Targets EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency is the primary target of deep cuts in a $30.2 billion bill cleared by the House Appropriations Committee yesterday. The Committee’s 2015 Interior and Environment Bill cuts EPA funding by $717 million, or 9 percent, under … Continue reading

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Army Corps Considering Public-Private Partnerships for Water Infrastructure

At a briefing on June 26, Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, the Army’s Chief of Engineers and the Army Corps commanding general, noted that the Corps is beginning to explore the use of public-private partnerships to repair the nation’s aging water … Continue reading

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