On September 6, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) introduced legislation (H.R. 2842) to authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law.

On September 7, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a bill (S. 1516) to establish a program under which the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall provide grants to eligible State consortia to establish and carry out municipal sustainability certification programs.

The same day, Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA) introduced legislation (H.R. 2845) to amend title 49 to provide for enhanced safety and environmental protection in pipeline transportation, and to provide for enhanced reliability in the transportation of the Nation’s energy products by pipeline.

Congressman Don Manzullo (R-IL) introduced a resolution (H.Res. 396) September 8 encouraging energy efficient and environmentally friendly building and facility programs to incorporate the use of mechanical insulation as part of their standards and ratings system.