Environment & Energy Report

House Adopts Pebble Mine, Renewable Energy Amendments (1)

July 30, 2020, 7:42 PMUpdated: July 31, 2020, 12:42 AM

The House on Thursday adopted several measures to a fiscal 2021 appropriations package that boost funding for renewable energy and water infrastructure projects and bans money for a contentious mine project in Alaska.

The White House issued a statement recommending President Donald Trump veto the six-bill package if it reaches him. Among the administration’s objections is a provision blocking funds for a southern border wall. A vote on final passage of H.R. 7617 is expected Friday.

The Energy Department would receive about $41 billion for funding in fiscal 2021 under the bill, an increase of $2.28 billion over fiscal 2020,...

To read the full article log in. To learn more about a subscription click here.