“House Panel Approves Major Water Infrastructure Measure”

“A multibillion-dollar measure that would help build, repair, and maintain a wide variety of water infrastructure projects sailed through the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Wednesday.

Approved unanimously by voice vote, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (H.R. 7575) would authorize the Army Corps of Engineers every two years to carry out specific projects and feasibility studies.

The bill directs funds for 38 new projects and 35 studies that include repairing locks and dams on inland waterways to boost coastal shorelines against flooding, and protecting the nation’s waters against harmful algal blooms and other invasive species, such as the Asian carp.”

Amena H. Saiyid reports for Bloomberg Environment July 15, 2020.