This Past Week in WaterTank News:
Bipartisan Energy Bill Expected This Week ♦ Energy Bill Faces Senate ♦ Compliance Costs for Dams ♦ Proving Flint Damage ♦ March Temperatures Set Global Records ♦ MI Gov. Proposes Lead Rules ♦ Sinking Coastline, Rising Seas ♦ Senate Subcommittee Passes Bill ♦ Coastal Cities Creativity ♦ Greenland Melting
Energy & Environment Daily - After two months of talks to clear out roadblocks, Senate leaders are looking to wrap up the bipartisan energy bill (S. 2012) this week.
E&E News - Spending priorities for energy, nuclear and agriculture programs and scores of water projects will come into focus this week as fiscal 2017 funding bills work their ways through both the Senate and House.
Energy & Environment Daily - Federal agencies would have to disclose the costs of environmental compliance in dam operations under a bill House lawmakers will debate this week.
Reuters - In spite of the international outcry and the well-known toxic effects of lead, proving Flint's contaminated water actually caused any particular injury will be far from straightforward, lawyers with expertise in lead litigation said.
The Washington Post - The month was 1.28 degrees Celsius, or 2.3 degrees Fahrenheit, higher than the average temperature in March from 1951 through 1980, with particularly scorching temperatures in the Arctic (as has been the case throughout this year so far).
The Hill - Snyder is setting new lead and copper testing standards he says will ensure clean water for the state's residents.
Scientific American - The U.S. East Coast is sinking, worsening floods from sea level rise.
The Hill - The Obama administration issued a suite of offshore drilling safety standards Thursday meant to prevent disasters like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill from occurring in the future.
The Hill - A Senate subcommittee Wednesday approved a bipartisan funding bill for the federal government’s energy and water development programs.
NPR - Coastal cities across the globe are looking for ways to protect themselves from sea level rise and extreme weather. In the U.S., there is no set funding stream to help — leaving each city to figure out solutions for itself.
The Washington Post - Emerging from a winter that has had staggeringly warm Arctic temperatures, scientists monitoring the vast Greenland ice sheet announced Tuesday that it is experiencing a record-breaking level of melt for so early in the season.