Bloomberg Law
June 20, 2022, 10:59 PM

Panel Eyes Hike to Energy-Water Funds to Tackle Climate, Drought

Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore

House appropriators proposed to increase funding for clean energy development and power grid resilience, nuclear energy and radioactive waste cleanup, and water infrastructure projects amid an historic drought under a draft spending bill released Monday.

Energy and water programs would receive about $56.3 billion—an increase of 6.4%, or $3.4 billion, compared with the fiscal 2022 enacted levels for those programs.

The Energy Department would receive $48.2 billion, the funding level requested by President Joe Biden that’s $3.3 billion more than the fiscal 2022 levels.

The Army Corps of Engineers would receive about $8.9 billion for fiscal 2023, nearly $2.3 billion ...

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