On Dec. 12, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced legislation to provide necessary resources to water resource recovery facilities — frequently the largest energy user in municipalities — to upgrade their energy and water efficiency. The Water Environment Federation worked closely with Merkley's office to help create the bill. The infrastructure updates sought would curb emissions from wasted energy and reduce facility costs.
This Week in Washington
While Congress is in recess, this is the perfect time to send your Members letters letting them know where you stand on certain issues! Many Members are busy working in their home states, and these letters will be waiting for them when they return to Washington!
Nov. 6, 2017 — On October 31, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced a new policy for EPA's scientic advisory boards, barring scientists with EPA grants from serving on scientific advisory panels.