Energy And Environment Update -- May 20, 2013

In This Issue:

Energy & Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Government Accountability Office; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; States; Sustainability; and Miscellaneous.

Excerpt from Energy & Climate Debate -

It was the tale of the two chambers this week in Congress with the House falling down party lines and the Senate coming together in a bipartisan fashion. The House voted for the 37th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and the 229-195 vote was split down party lines save for two Democrats who joined the majority. In the Senate, however, the two sides of the aisle came together to confirm Dr. Ernest Moniz to be Energy Secretary by a vote of 97-0, and the Senate approved, 83-14, the Water Resources Development Act. The bill, which allocates $12 billion for water infrastructure projects, was sponsored by Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Ranking Member David Vitter (R-LA). The House is currently drafting its own version in the hope of later conferencing with the Senate.

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