Legislators push water infrastructure bill

Sep 12, 2013 | 05:14 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Water Resources Reform and Development Act, Debra Colbert, Waterways Council, House of Representatives, U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Nick Rahall II, Bob Gibbs, Bill Shuster Tim Bishop

NEW YORK — Legislation that proponents say will be a boon for water and port infrastructure, accelerating projects and making it easier to transport commodities, was introduced Sept. 12 in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

The Water Resources Reform and Development Act would authorize investments in U.S. ports and waterways, including development and maintenance projects, targeted flood protection and environmental restoration, as well as set deadlines on the review period for projects, according to the House committee.....




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