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April 1, 2020, 7:46 PM

Democrats Seek Water, Grid Funding in Next Virus Stimulus Bill

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

House Democrats say they will push as the next economic stimulus their massive infrastructure bill, which seeks more than $25 billion to replace aging water and wastewater infrastructure and help households pay their water and sewer bills.

The House Democrats’ package also proposed $34.3 billion in grid security and modernization, including $4 billion over five years to fortify the electric grid against severe storms and other climate impacts and ensure it can better accommodate more renewable energy.

The most recent stimulus in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic didn’t address renewables, and the idea is likely to encounter continued opposition ...

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