In a brief business meeting, with a unanimous voice vote, Senate Energy Committee today reported 26 bills, mostly regarding new protections for wilderness areas, historic sites, national parks, forests, rivers and trails, public lands and water resources. These bills are now eligible for consideration by the full Senate. Amendments are attached, here are the bills:
S. 553, to revise the authorized route of the North Country Scenic Trail in
S. 1017, to reauthorize the Cane River National Heritage Area Commission and expand the boundaries of the Cane River National Heritage Area in
S. 1018, to authorize the Interior secretary to enter into an agreement with Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., to construct a curatorial center for the use of Cane
S. 1080, which concerns the C.C. Cragin Dam and Reservoir project in
S. 1270, to expand the
S. 1272, to designate the Devil's Staircase in
S. 1629, to authorize Interior to conduct a special resource study of the archaeological site and surrounding land of the
S. 1719, to convey about two acres of national forest land to the town of
S. 1787, to extend the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act.
S. 2722, to authorize Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of adding the
S. 2726, to modify the boundary of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in
S. 2738, to authorize National Mall Liberty Fund D.C. to establish a memorial on federal land in the District of Columbia to honor slaves and free blacks who served as soldiers or provided civilian assistance during the American Revolution.
S. 2830, to guarantee the right of states to use certain funds in the Abandoned Mine Land Fund for cleanup of former copper, gold and uranium mining sites, and for acid mine drainage remediation.
S. 2892, to establish the Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area.
S. 2907, to grant the U.S. Department of Agriculture authority to create an avalanche protection program.
S. 2933, to designate the Col. Charles Young Home in Xenia, Ohio, as a unit of the National Park System. Young was the third African-American to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at
S. 2941, to provide supplemental compensation to the Republic of the for impacts of the
H.R. 86, to eliminate a lighthouse reservation near
H.R. 129, to authorize the Forest Service to convey away certain National Forest System lands in the
H.R. 601, to provide for the conveyance of parcels of land to
H.R. 762, to validate a patent and its associated land reconfiguration issued by BLM in 2005 for the benefit and recovery of the desert tortoise and other species in
H.R. 1043, to authorize the Agriculture Department to transfer 82 acres of California's Mendocino National Forest to Solano County in exchange for 160 acres of county land.
H.R. 2008, to ease the financial burden of developers in constructing a 50-megawatt turbine unit on the Diamond Fork System, a network of dams, pipelines and tunnels used to bring water from
H.R. 2741, to authorize a water reclamation project in
H.R. 3804, a package of amendments and revisions, including an adjustment of boundaries for some national park units, a modification of penalties for some infractions and an increase in funding for volunteer programs.
H.R. 4474, to protect water diversions on National Forest System land in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in Idaho.
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