Water

Government, Business, Safety

Senate Panel Advances Water Infrastructure Bill

Port Containerships at the Port of Tacoma. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

Legislation designed to enhance funding for the country’s commercial waterways was easily approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 9, 2022
Government

EPA Announces $2.6 Billion in Availability for Water Improvement Projects

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To help improve the quality of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure nationwide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of nearly $2.6 billion to states, tribes and territories.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 10, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

President Trump Signs Water Infrastructure Law

Water Infrastructure Law Containers at the Port of Seattle. (Port of Seattle)

President Donald Trump signed the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 into law Oct. 23.

October 23, 2018
Government

Senate Clears Water Infrastructure Bill for Trump’s Signature

San Juan harbor San Juan harbor. (Shutterstock)

A water infrastructure policy measure easily cleared the U.S. Senate on Oct. 10, and it’s ready for President Donald Trump’s signature.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 12, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Drowning in Dirty Water, Permian Seeks $22 Billion Lifeline

Permian Workers connect drill bits and collars used to extract petroleum on a drilling rig in the Permian Basin outside of Midland, Texas. (Brittany Sowacke/Bloomberg News)

In the dry, dusty plains of West Texas, home to America’s most prolific oil play, the problem isn’t too little water, it’s too much of it.

August 30, 2018
Government, Business

Obama Signs Water Bill To Boost Ports

President Obama on June 10 signed a water policy bill into law that allows dredging at ports throughout the country, ahead of the expansion of the Panama Canal.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 10, 2014
Government, Business

Lawmakers to Unveil $8.2 Billion Bill That Deepens Ports Ahead of Panama Canal Expansion

Stephen Morton/Georgia Ports Authority

House and Senate transportation leaders said they would unveil an $8.2 billion water policy bill that would approve the deepening of U.S. ports to accommodate larger ships traveling through an expanded Panama Canal next year.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2014