• On June 11, Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced S. 1133, a bill to make the New Markets Tax Credit permanent. The credit, created in 2007 and set to expire at the end of the year, has been utilized for a number of clean energy projects.
  • The same day, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and four Democratic cosponsors introduced S. 1135, a bill that would remove an exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • On June 13, Representatives Ed Whitfield (R-KY), David McKinley (R-WV), Bill Enyart (D-IL), and Nick Rahall (D-WV) introduced H.R. 2351, a bill that repeals a provision of the Energy Conservation and Production Act of 2007 that requires the federal government to reduce the use of fossil fuels in new or modified buildings by 2030.
  • The same day, Representative Jerry McNerney (D-CA) introduced H.R. 2368, the Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the Nation (GREEN) Act. The bill would establish a competitive grant opportunity for clean energy training programs that target secondary education students to help them better transition to post-secondary environments; local education agencies, post-secondary institutions, and technical skills would be eligible to apply for these grants.