This Past Week in WaterTank News:
EPW To Unveil WRDA Proposal ♦ Senate to Wrap Up Energy, Water Bill ♦ Senate Energy Streak ♦ New Coastal Resilience Tool ♦ Graham Presses for Senate Climate Debate ♦ Inhofe Signals Drought Support ♦ Obama Warns GOP on CWA ♦ Dems. Unveil Lead Bill ♦ 2016 Record Temperatures ♦ World Bank Partnership Values Coastal Protection
EPW to Unveil WRDA Proposal Today - April 25
Environment & Energy Daily - The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is set to release its 2016 Water Resources Development Act proposal today, a massive authorization package for the Army Corps of Engineers' billion-dollar public works projects.
The Hill - The Senate will look to finish its work on an energy and water spending package in the coming week, aiming to pass its first appropriations bill of the year.
Senate Looks to Extend Energy Winning Streak - April 25
Environment & Energy Daily - The Senate this week is looking to capitalize on bipartisan desire to right the wobbly appropriations process by passing the $37.5 billion fiscal 2017 energy and water development spending bill.
Delmarva Now - The Eastern Shore of Virginia lies in one of the nation's most vulnerable coastal regions, where scientists say sea levels are rising at three to four times the global average and storms are intensifying.
E&E News PM - Whether man-made climate change is occurring could enter the Senate debate on the fiscal 2017 energy and water spending bill.
Environment & Energy Daily - Next week's massive water resources bill could include a boost for desalination projects and other efforts to increase water supply for droughts, the top senator on the Environment and Public Works Committee said yesterday.
Obama Warns GOP Against Blocking Water Rule - April 20
The Hill - The Obama administration is warning Senate Republicans that their attempts to block a contentious water pollution rule through appropriations legislation puts the whole bill at risk.
Democrats Unveil Comprehensive Lead Bill - April 20
E&E News PM - Senate Democrats introduced a sweeping legislative package to address concerns with lead poisoning and drinking water contamination.
The New York Times - It has been the hottest year to date, with January, February and March each passing marks set in 2015, according to new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The Nature Conservancy - As coastal communities seek to maximize the cost-effectiveness of their infrastructure solutions, The World Bank’s Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) global partnership and a team of cross-sector researchers led by The Nature Conservancy have released a new report to more effectively value nature-based solutions for reducing coastal risks.