TESTIMONY: WGA comments on FY 2021 appropriations and activities of DOE, BOR and Army Corps

Energy, Water

Western Governors’ Association Executive Director Jim Ogsbury offered testimony on Feb. 25, 2020 to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Energy and Water Development. The testimony provided comment on the FY 2021 appropriations and activities of the Department of Energy, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The testimony included recommendations such as: prohibiting the use of appropriated funds for any activity that would usurp state authority over groundwater resources; the need for new water projects and improvements to aging water, wastewater and hydropower facilities; support for federal programs that reduce reliance on oil imports by increasing North American production and improving fuel efficiency, as well as developing renewable and alternative fuels and increasing innovation and application of energy storage.

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