Legislation Tracker

Federal Land:

Source: US Geological Survey

House Joint Resolution 44 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. Sponsor: Rep Liz Cheney, R-WY

H.J. Res. 46 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the National Park Service relating to “General Provisions and Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights”, Sponsor: Rep Paul Gosar, R-AZ

H.J.Res. 45 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the National Park Service relating to “General Provisions and Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights”, Sponsor: Rep Paul Gosar, R-AZ

H.J. Res. 47 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior regarding requirements for exploratory drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf, Sponsor: Rep Don Young, R-AK

Water:

Watershed map. Source: US Geological Survey

H.J. Res. 38 – Disapproving the Stream Protection Rule or Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule Sponsor: Rep Bill Johnson, R-OH

S.Res.12 – A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that clean water is a national priority, and that the June 29, 2015, Waters of the United States Rule should be withdrawn or vacated. Sponsor: Sen Deb Fischer, R-NE

Calls for the nullification of the final rule entitled, “Clean Water Rule: Definition of ‘Waters of the United States,'” about the scope of the Clean Water Act.

S.125 – Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2017, a bill to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to impose penalties and provide for the recovery of removal costs and damages in connection with certain discharges of oil from foreign offshore units Sponsor: Sen Lisa Murkowski, R-AK

H.R.458 – Preserve Our Lakes and Keep Our Environment Safe Act Sponsor: Rep David Trott, R-MI

Directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a study to determine the economic and environmental risks of oil or hazardous liquids spills or leaks in the Straits of Mackinac that a failure of onshore, underwater pipeline facilities within the straits would pose to the Great Lakes.

H.R.465 – Water Quality Improvement Act of 2017 Sponsor: Rep Bob Gibbs, R-OH

Summary pending. Eases stormwater standards.

H.R.417 – To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the improvement of consumer confidence reports, and for other purposes Sponsor: Rep Brenda Lawrence, D-MI

Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act by requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to revise regulations about consumer confidence reports in order to increase their effectiveness and understandability.

H.R.438 – California New River Restoration Act of 2017 Sponsor: Rep Juan Vargas, D-CA

CLIMATE CHANGE / AIR:SOURCE: NASA