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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt works with CBBEP in wake of Hurricane Harvey

The coast of Texas was hit hard this past week by Hurricane Harvey.  ANEP is pleased to report that all staff at the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program, based in Corpus Christi, and the Galveston Bay Estuary Program, based in Houston, are safe. Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program was honored to be a part of U.S. [...]

September 1st, 2017|

Senate and House members urge funding for the National Estuary Program in 2018

Members in both houses of Congress have written letters to their respective appropriations committees urging continued funding for the National Estuary Program in 2018.  20 Senators and 60 House members have signed on to these letters citing the local and national benefits of the National Estuary Program to coastal ecosystems and economies.  Read the letters here: [...]

June 1st, 2017|

Whitehouse Statement on Signing of National Estuary Program Reauthorization

Washington, DC – President Barack Obama has signed into law the first reauthorization of the National Estuary Program (NEP) since it expired in 2010, allowing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the 28 individual NEPs to continue to support conservation and improvement at estuaries around the United States.   Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who championed the bipartisan [...]

April 12th, 2017|

Senate Committee Approves Whitehouse’s Estuary Bill

Legislation Would Reauthorize Program First Established by Sen. John Chafee Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee today approved the Clean Estuaries Act of 2014, introduced by U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), to reauthorize the National Estuary Program (NEP).  The legislation, crafted with Committee Ranking Member David Vitter (R-LA), was [...]

April 12th, 2017|

NEP Testimony to Congress

Read Puget Sound Partnership's director Sheida Sahandy's testimony before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies of the House Appropriations Committee on March 13, 2015. Her testimony is also available on this YouTube video (her testimony starts at 2:15:13).

March 21st, 2017|

NEP-related Bills in 114th Congress

H.R.573 Estuary Urgent Needs Priority Program Act Sponsor: Rep Posey, Bill [FL-8] (introduced 1/27/2015) Cosponsors (1) Related Bills: H.R.944 Latest Major Action: 1/28/2015 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. This bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to revise [...]

March 21st, 2017|