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Recent Federal Bills

Below are summaries of Bills Introduced, Committee Reports, Chamber Actions, and Public Laws reported in the most recent issue of ELR's Weekly Update. For previous summaries, visit the Federal Bills Archive.

Volume 47, Issue 32

H.R. 4257, Bill Introduced

would maximize land management efficiencies, promote land conservation, and generate education funding.

S. 2078, Bill Introduced

would maximize land management efficiencies, promote land conservation, and generate education funding. 

H.R. 4246, Bill Introduced

would amend the Mineral Leasing Act to create a buffer in between oil and gas drilling operations and homes, businesses, schools, and other buildings that require special protection.

H.R. 4228, Bill Introduced

would amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to establish a biennial commission to develop a comprehensive energy policy for the United States. 

S. 2073, Bill Introduced

would establish a vegetation management pilot program on National Forest System land to better protect utility infrastructure from passing wildfire.

S. 2072, Bill Introduced

would amend TSCA to require the EPA administrator to take action to eliminate human exposure to asbestos.

S. 2068, Bill Introduced

would discourage litigation against the Forest Service and BLM relating to land management projects, to require the Secretary of the Interior to develop a categorical exclusion for covered vegetative management activities carried out to establish or improve habitat for greater sage-grouse and mule deer, to address the forest health crisis on National Forest System land, and expedite and prioritize forest management activities to achieve ecosystem restoration objectives. 

H.R. 4208, Bill Introduced

would reduce the risk posed by wildfires to communities and the most at-risk federally owned forests.

H.R. 3387, Committee Action

The bill would amend the SDWA to improve public water systems and enhance compliance.