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House and Senate Appropriations Committees Pass Job Killing Cuts to SRF

Last week, June 16th and 18th respectively, House and Senate appropriators passed legislation out of the Appropriations Committees that drastically cut the infrastructure construction financing through the EPA’s State Revolving Funds. These job killing and infrastructure damaging cuts seriously jeopardize … Continue reading

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Water Resources Reform and Development Act Turns One

Last week the House Transportation Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee held a hearing to explore the progress made under the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA), enacted a year ago. WRRDA authorized $12.3 billion to finance water … Continue reading

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Water News as of September 19

Top Stories DC: The Environmental Protection Agency moved Tuesday to clarify Clean Water Act protections for small streams and wetlands that had been thrown into question by Supreme Court decisions over the past decade. The agency and the Army Corps of … Continue reading

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Water News as of September 13

Top Stories Maryland: All of the ports on the East Coast “have to get in the game,” Vice President Joe Biden said Monday, and get ready to accept larger cargo ships that will come through an expanded Panama Canal by 2015. … Continue reading

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Water News as of August 9

Top Stories Wisconsin: A bipartisan group of governors vented Saturday about the challenges of rebuilding the nation’s aging infrastructure in a time of tight budgets and partisan paralysis in Congress. In Congress this week, a bipartisan federal bill dealing in … Continue reading

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Water News, March 7-21, 2013

Top Stories National: On March 20, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved S.601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013. The bill provides critical flood protection for communities across the country, maintains the flow of commerce, funds … Continue reading

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Clean Water Weekly, February 13-27

Top News National: On February 14, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley introduced the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2013 (WIFIA). The bill would create jobs by helping local communities upgrade or replace aging and damaged water and sewer systems,  … Continue reading

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