State and Federal Relations
A notice issued on Wednesday could have implications for some recently passed state laws.
Companies simply can’t guarantee a catastrophic spill won’t occur jeopardizing the livelihoods of coastal communities, a new report says.
A House committee passed its Water Resources Development Act legislation unanimously on Wednesday.
Provisions involving the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act have drawn backlash from some utility groups.
“I’m not sure that there’s a blue sky at the end of these back-and-forth negotiations over trade.”
A group of companies argues that Virginia's ban on mining for the radioactive metal runs afoul of federal law.
Broad-based consumer bills on internet privacy and net neutrality failed or are still pending as state legislative sessions wind down. And the ones that have passed have been limited.
Water and sewer utility provisions found in the Senate version of the legislation aren't included in the House draft.
A U.S. House task force is looking at the possibility of a 2.0 version of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
“If there is no action on this legislation, the result will be delayed testing and deployment in the United States of these life-saving technologies,” said Audi of America’s senior policy strategist.
If the changes went into effect today, 5.2 million people would fail to meet the new requirements in a given month, according to analysis from the Urban Institute.
“Donald Trump cannot stop us in states and governors in building a clean energy future,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said during the Center for American Progress 2018 Ideas Conference.
"We're very actively working on it," said Sen. Jim Inhofe, who chairs a public works subcommittee.
The high court made clear that state legislatures have a “dual sovereignty” with their federal counterparts.
Already hit by falling agricultural commodity prices, retaliatory tariffs would effectively kick producers while they’re down.
The prospect of making changes to federally-backed drinking water and sewer lending programs is proving to be controversial.
Places like beach towns and Las Vegas are losing out under current infrastructure funding formulas.
“There’s a lot to like about this legislation,” said Sen. Tom Carper, top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee.
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