Bureau of Reclamation

CD035: Energy & Water


Most of this episode is dedicated to the Energy & Water funding bill that passed the House of Representatives; however, the House also pulled a fast one this week, passing a 608-page agriculture bill that was available for public-reading for less than one day. Read More

H.R. 2609: Energy & Water Funding Bill

On July 10, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2609, their version of the 2014 Energy and Water funding bill. Fossil fuels and nuclear power are supported; renewable energy and energy efficiency are dramatically underfunded.  Read More

CD022: Crippling the Regulators


The House passed two bills this week designed to prevent regulation enforcement; one prevents environmental reviews on certain hydro-power projects, the other prevents the National Labor Relations Board from functioning at all. Read More

H.R. 678: Waive Hydro-Power Projects from NEPA Act

H.R. 678: “The Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act” will not become law because it exempts certain hydropower project from environmental reviews.

*Get all the details in podcast episode CD022: Crippling the Regulators. Read More