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DOE

Department of Energy Seeks Feedback on Regulatory Barriers to Hydrogen Infrastructure

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced increased collaboration with stakeholders to reduce regulatory barriers on the development of hydrogen infrastructure. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Daniel Simmons announced a new Request for Information (RFI) to foster this united effort with industry.
DOI

Secretary Zinke and Blackfeet Nation Chairman Barnes Sign Documents Implementing the Blackfeet Water Rights...

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Blackfeet Nation Chairman Harry Barnes today signed documents implementing the Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement of 2016 and the accompanying Blackfeet Water Compact, which resolve a decades-long battle by the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana to protect its water rights while also accommodating state and federal water requirements.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton to Introduce Bill to Repeal Redundant, Anti-Home-Rule Federal Law Prohibiting a Person in...

As part of her effort to rid federal law of anti-home-rule provisions, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that she will introduce a bill to repeal a redundant 1997 federal law that makes it a crime for a person in the District of Columbia to obstruct any bridge connecting D.C. and Virginia. The District already had and continues to have its own local law prohibiting obstructing a bridge in the District.
USDOJ

Former President of Hartford Nonprofit Arrested for Stealing from HUD Programs

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that STEVEN F. HARVIN, 53, of New Haven, was arrested today on a criminal complaint charging him with wire fraud and theft from programs receiving federal funds.
DOI

Secretary Zinke Announces over $61 Million for States to Support Parks and Outdoor Recreation

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that $61.6 million in revenues available through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) will be distributed to the 50 states, the Territories, and the District of Columbia for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants that support outdoor recreation and conservation projects.
Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Murkowski Welcomes DOE Awards for Alaska Projects

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today welcomed the Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement that two Alaska projects will receive a total of $3.6 million to support the development of innovative marine energy technologies.
EPA

U.S. EPA awards $500,000 to clean up contaminated properties in Humboldt County

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Humboldt County, Calif., will receive $500,000 to reduce lead exposure from paint and soil as part of an ongoing community revitalization effort. Humboldt County is one of 33 successful, existing Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) grantees across the nation receiving a combined total of about $15.7 million in additional funding.
Natural Resources

Bishop Statement on House Passage of Energy, Water Appropriations Bill

House Natural Resource Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) today issued the following statement on the passage of the 2019 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations bill (H.R. 5895) by the U.S. House of Representatives.
DOI

Trump Administration Announces $50 Million in Construction Projects Approved for the U.S. Fish and...

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced $50 million in approved funding to rebuild critical U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service infrastructure. The list includes projects like the rehabilitation of the water treatment system at the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Fish Hatchery in Vermont

Chairman Crowley Statement After House Republicans Rejected His Climate Change Study Amendment

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement after his amendment to the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, which would have barred Republicans from using federal funds to stop the study of climate change, was rejected by Republicans in the House
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy

House Passes Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act of 2018: “As a Californian, I know water can be the difference between poverty and prosperity. The Golden State’s audacious water projects made a middle-class life possible for so many Californians. They helped a desert bloom into a garden.
Financial Services Committee

Breaking Down Barriers to Help Homeless Children and Youth

The Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing today to review a legislative proposal to help break down barriers that prevent homeless children and youth from obtaining housing assistance and services through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
EPA

EPA recognizes ExxonMobil, Enso Properties with Site Reuse Award for redevelopment of Fairmont, W.Va....

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented its Excellence In Site Reuse Award to ExxonMobil Corporation and Enso Properties LLC for outstanding work in promoting the reuse of the Sharon Steel/Fairmont Coke Works Superfund Site in Fairmont, West Virginia.
FTC

Mortgage Relief Defendant Banned from Debt Relief Business in Settlement with FTC

Benjamin R. Horton is banned from the debt relief business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission for his role in a mortgage relief scheme that falsely promised financially distressed homeowners foreclosure prevention and more affordable mortgage payments.
DOI

Trump Administration Announces $256 Million in Construction Projects Approved for National Park?s?

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced more than $256 million in approved funding to rebuild critical national park infrastructure. The list includes projects like the repair of the Arlington Memorial Bridge in D.C., the visitor access upgrade at Herring Cove Beach at the Cape Cod National Seashore

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