"Energy And Water: Senate Releases Massive $48.9B Spending Bill"

"Clean energy research and the interim storage of nuclear waste are big winners in the Senate's $48.9 billion fiscal 2020 Energy-Water spending bill released this morning [Thursday].

The legislation — a $4.2 billion increase compared with fiscal 2019 enacted levels and $2.5 billion more than the House's $46.4 billion proposal — cleared the Senate Appropriations panel.

Passed following a unanimous roll call vote, the legislation now heads to the Senate floor, where the chamber could begin consideration of the measure as soon as next week.

The Energy-Water bill funds the Department of Energy, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation."

Jeremy Dillon, George Cahlink, and Ariel Wittenberg report for Greenwire September 12, 2019.

Source: Greenwire, 09/13/2019