In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of State; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulation Commission; Government Accountability Office; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; International; States; Sustainability; and Miscellaneous.
Excerpt from Energy and Climate Debate -
Ten days after the Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill 66-27, the House defeated the $940 billion H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, on June 20. Next steps on the measure are uncertain, though there may still be time for passage later this summer. While major energy pushes failed last week, the Senate was able to advance 14 small bills relating to energy and public land, including S. 26, the Bonneville Unite Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act; S. 244, a bill to modify Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project offices; and S. 276, a bill to extend the construction commencement deadline for the American Falls Reservoir hydroelectric project.
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Topics: Barack Obama, Climate Change, Coal Ash, Contamination, Department of State, DOE, EPA, EU, Farm Bill, FERC, Fracking, GAO, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Groundwater, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Proposed Legislation, Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Wind Power
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