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News & Analysis In the Congress Volume 49, Issue 12

S. 2767

would amend the FWPCA to establish a pilot competitive grant program to improve the sharing of water quality data.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

H.R. 4967

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a program to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Watershed Protection

H.R. 4961

would limit financial support for certain international energy projects.

Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

S. Res. 404

would express the sense of the Senate that the United States should work in cooperation with the international community and continue to exercise global leadership to address the causes and effects of climate change.

Climate Change (generally)

H.R. 823

which would provide for the designation of certain wilderness areas, recreation management areas, and conservation areas in the state of Colorado, was passed by the House.


H.R. 3055

which would make appropriations for the Department of Commerce, DOJ, FDA, DOI, EPA, and other related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, was passed by the Senate.


H.R. 4924

would authorize the Administrator of EPA to conduct research on wildfire smoke.

Air (generally)

H.R. 1373

which would protect the watershed, ecosystem, and cultural heritage of the Grand Canyon region in the state of Arizona for current and future generations, was passed by the House.

Natural Resources (generally)

H.R. 2181

which would provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain federal land in the state of New Mexico, was passed by the House.

Public Lands

H. Res. 659

would affirm that states should maintain primacy for the regulation of hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas production on state and private lands and that the president should not declare a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing on federal lands (including the outer continental shelf), state lands, private lands, or lands held in trust for an Indian tribe unless such moratorium is authorized by an act of Congress.

Land Use (generally)
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