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senate Bill S. 741

Should the EPA Provide Grants for Adapting Water Systems to Changing Hydrologic Conditions?

Argument in favor

Water resources are scarce in some parts of the country, and this program would help conserve water while improving the ability of water systems to respond to shortages or floods.

Alis's Opinion
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08/27/2015
If the con argument is about funding, then FUND IT ADEQUATELY! This is a no brainer. Water is essential everywhere and scarce in many states. This needs to addressed in a timely manner. Nickeling & diming entire populations while allowing corporations to fleece those same populations is insane. Of course, most of our elected representatives are insane so...
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Leon's Opinion
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08/22/2015
This nation is in the midst of a terrible drought, and we have no idea when it could end. We need to put forward plans to combat it or else our agriculture will continue to weaken. This legislation is a solid step towards surviving the drought.
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Donald's Opinion
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08/24/2015
This is where the "rubber meets the road".the EPA is equipped to handle this program, however the funding should be "matching" This way the locals have responsibility for part of the cost of planning and operations of any project.
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Argument opposed

This program would be soliciting proposals from a broad spectrum of projects and it is unclear whether the funding for this program would come out of the EPA’s existing budget or elsewhere.

Stephen's Opinion
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09/20/2015
No, the EPA il should be shut down. It is an unconstitutional entity of the overreaching Federal government.
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Gail's Opinion
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09/18/2015
EPA needs to go away, they do more harm then good
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Loraki's Opinion
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09/25/2015
Seems to me that this ought to be a matter for state and local governments! The EPA is one of the most tyrannical of the government agencies; they have far too much power, IMO!
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      senate Committees
      Committee on Environment and Public Works
    IntroducedMarch 16th, 2015

Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in Senate
  • referral
    Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house has not voted
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Environment and Public Works
    IntroducedMarch 16th, 2015
    If the con argument is about funding, then FUND IT ADEQUATELY! This is a no brainer. Water is essential everywhere and scarce in many states. This needs to addressed in a timely manner. Nickeling & diming entire populations while allowing corporations to fleece those same populations is insane. Of course, most of our elected representatives are insane so...
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    Seems to me that this ought to be a matter for state and local governments! The EPA is one of the most tyrannical of the government agencies; they have far too much power, IMO!
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    EPA needs to go away, they do more harm then good
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    This nation is in the midst of a terrible drought, and we have no idea when it could end. We need to put forward plans to combat it or else our agriculture will continue to weaken. This legislation is a solid step towards surviving the drought.
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    No, the EPA il should be shut down. It is an unconstitutional entity of the overreaching Federal government.
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    This is where the "rubber meets the road".the EPA is equipped to handle this program, however the funding should be "matching" This way the locals have responsibility for part of the cost of planning and operations of any project.
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    Every step we can take to make our water systems more resilient is a good thing!
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    There is no money for this now and no plan for funding. We need no more unfunded mandates, or fiscal obligations.
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    No! If society needs an Adaptive Water System, they should count on capitalism and independent corporations to create the systems needed. Remember, every time the Federal Government/EPS tries to save the day, everything turns to an expensive failure. "I'm from the Government and I'm here to help"
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    Yes, do whatever it takes to provide Americans with potable water.
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    Water management is now critical and will become more so More money for this area is welcome.
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    Eliminate the EPA. They are a political arm of the Feds and can't manage themselves out the front door.
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    Absolutely
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    Without an appropriations element, who's paying, there is no way to know if this is good or bad.
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    The EPA should not be giving out any grants. Grants are strictly a private matter with private money.
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    Abolish the EPA. This is not a federal issue. Leave it to the states.
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    No! Stop the EPA bureaucratic BS!
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    Always about the money. Let's get our infrastructure (including water) put together, shall we? Or would you prefer the whole country go the way of Flint, MI.
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    Perhaps. I believe that de-salination plants should be built on the west coast so that there is more than enough drinking water.
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    Why would this be under the authority of the EPA?
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