Monday, March 27, 2017

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Portman, Stabenow introduce amendments to help states with drinking water emergencies

U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) recently filed an amendment they are co-sponsoring that would protect drinking water around the country by allowing the federal government to better respond to drinking water emergencies.
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Portman highlights bipartisan benefits of energy efficiency bill

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) highlighted the bipartisan goals served by his Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act, part of the 2016 Energy Policy Modernization Act, as his fellow legislators prepare to vote on the measure.
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Portman urges Senate advancement of energy efficiency bill

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) recently urged his fellow senators to advance the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC), which promotes the use of energy efficient technology throughout the country and the federal government.
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Portman applauds advancement of Great Lakes funding bill

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), vice-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, recently applauded the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee advancement of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act, which he co-authored with U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL).
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Portman’s bill to reduce microbeads in water bodies advances

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) recently announced the advancement of a bill that he authored that would help companies throughout the country phase out the use of microbeads, which is now waiting on presidential approval to become a law.
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Portman lauds Omnibus Appropriations provisions supporting Lake Erie protection efforts

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) lauded the inclusion of two provisions in the Senate Omnibus Appropriations bill that will help protect Lake Erie, including funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and prevention of dredged material disposal.
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Portman celebrates passage of microbead blocking legislation

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) lauded the passage of the Microbeads Free Waters Act of 2015 this week, pointing out the benefits to his home state.
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Portman: New law part of 'strategic plan' needed to tackle algae blooms

After the cancellation of Cincinnati’s annual Great Ohio River Swim due to the presence of a toxic algal bloom in the river, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) issued a statement highlighting the potential for more serious consequences and the steps the federal government is taking to help address the situation.
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Senator: Algal-bloom forecast for Lake Erie Basin 'incredibly troubling'

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) issued a statement on Thursday in response to scientists' predictions of heavy algal blooms in the Western Lake Erie Basin. An algal bloom is a dramatic increase in algae growth in a body of water. For Lake Erie, the organism in question is cyanobacteria, which is considered to be toxic to humans, and basin is a major source of drinking water.
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