Federal Legislation

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US: S. 612 (742816)
https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/612/
WIIN Act Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act
Latest Activity: Became Public Law No: 114-322. (2016-12-16) Latest text:
Enrolled:2016-12-11
https://legiscan.com/US/text/SB612/id/1437757

A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that clean water is a national priority, and that the June 29, 2015, Waters of the United States Rule should be withdrawn or vacated. (S.Res. 12)
Latest Activity: Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (2017-01-12)
Latest text:
Introduced:2017-01-13
https://legiscan.com/US/text/SR12/id/1460645
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-resolution/12

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule. (H.J.Res. 38)
Latest Activity: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. (2017-01-03)
Latest text:
Introduced:2017-01-06
https://legiscan.com/US/text/HJR11/id/1446493
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/11

Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 (H.R. 5)
Latest Activity: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (2017-01-12)
Latest text:
Engrossed:2017-01-13
https://legiscan.com/US/text/HB5/id/1458979
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5

Clean Power Plan

Go to the Clean Power Plan 111(d) page for our review of the plan.

April 28, 2017, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., ruled to hold the Clean Power Plan in abeyance, or temporary suspension, for 60 days.

March 30, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt sent letters to governors advising them they are under no obligation to adhere to the Clean Power Plan.

March 28, 2017, Pres. Donald Trump signed an executive order directing EPA to review the Clean Power Plan, and establishing a process to repeal or revise the rule.

Feb. 9, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Basin Electric and several other petitioners' Motion to Stay the Clean Power Plan.

Oct. 23, 2015, the Clean Power Plan was published in the Federal Register.

Aug. 3, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan.