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Short Titles as Introduced

Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017

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  • Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Phase III Act of 2017

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A bill to provide for the modernization of the energy and natural resources policies of the United States, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

06/28/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (3)

09/19/2017Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
06/29/2017Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 162.
Action By: Senate
06/28/2017Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Action By: Senate

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]* 06/28/2017

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Senate Energy and Natural Resources09/19/2017 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (06/28/2017)

Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017

This bill amends the Energy Conservation and Production Act, the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 with respect to energy efficiency for sectors such as buildings, transportation, schools, and manufacturing.

Energy infrastructure concerns are addressed, including cybersecurity threats, pipeline permitting, and requirements for enhanced electric grid storage and security as well as bulk-power system reliability.

The bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and specified other Acts regarding: (1) hydroelectric power, (2) geothermal energy, (3) marine hydrokinetic renewable energy, (4) thermal energy, (5) oil and gas, (6) helium, (7) specified critical minerals, (8) fossil energy, (9) nuclear energy, (10) 21st century energy workforce development, and (11) recycled carbon fiber and non-recycled mixed plastics.

The bill revises the Department of Energy's loan program for innovative technologies. Additionally, the bill addresses energy and water sustainability; energy innovation, management, markets, and affordability; and repeals the mandates for various specified studies, reports, plans, and programs.

The bill establishes and revises requirements for specified conservation programs and sets forth polices regarding land conveyances, national park system management, and hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting on federal land.

The bill also addresses matters regarding water infrastructure projects, natural hazards systems and programs, and Indian tribal energy development.