The Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations conference report emphasizes reducing pollution in our air and water, cleaning up dangerous toxic waste sites, encouraging energy efficiency, and promoting the development of renewable clean energy sources. The bill also reduces or eliminates 55 programs to maintain fiscal responsibility, he said.
“Our nation is one of the most beautiful places on earth,” Hinojosa said. “We must always protect our natural resources. With this bill, we can make real progress to clean up our water sources, encourage the development of clean, efficient energy sources, and help restore the splendor of our natural environment.”
The bill includes $17 million for funding the Border Environment Infrastructure Fund (BEIF), a program of the North American Development Bank.