PASCRELL PRAISES HOUSE APPROVAL OF $1.2M IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR FLOOD MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN PASSAIC AND ESSEX COMMUNITIES
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-08) today praised House passage of the Energy and Water Appropriation bill, which would provide $1.2 million to advance and initiate critical flood management, environmental, and conservation projects in the Eighth Congressional District.
Projects that were approved in the legislation include the advancement of a study to manage flooding along the Peckman River, the continued clean-up of the lower Passaic River, and a new initiative to modernize the Township of Nutley's elementary schools in an energy efficient manner.
"House approval of these projects is an important step forward in reinvigorating our communities with new standards of safety and environmental health," stated Pascrell. "I am happy for the communities that would enjoy the benefits of these projects, and urge their passage through the Senate appropriations process."
The annual Energy and Water Appropriations bill provides funding for projects under the jurisdiction of the Energy Department, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation and several independent agencies.