ICYMI: McKinley Bill to Advance Jennings Randolph Hydropower Project Passes Senate

Bipartisan Bill Now Heads to President Trump to be Signed into Law

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Washington, July 2, 2018 | comments
On Friday, a bill introduced by Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) to support the Jennings Randolph Hydropower Project on the North Branch of the Potomac River in Mineral County, was passed by the U.S. Senate. The bill now heads to President Trump to be signed into law.
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On Friday, a bill introduced by Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) to support the Jennings Randolph Hydropower Project on the North Branch of the Potomac River in Mineral County, was passed by the U.S. Senate. The bill now heads to President Trump to be signed into law.

“It’s critical that America pursue an all-of-the-above energy policy that includes hydroelectric power. In addition to providing affordable energy for consumers, this project will pump more than $30 million into the region’s economy and create good-paying jobs,” said McKinley.

“The passage of this bill provides the certainty required for this project to move forward. We look forward to President Trump signing it into law,” McKinley added.

Background
H.R. 2122, offered by McKinley, authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), upon request, to extend for up to six years the time period during which construction must commence on the Jennings Randolph Hydroelectric Project, a 14 megawatt facility located on the North Branch of the Potomac River.

This bill had previously passed the House in the 114th Congress, but the Senate did not act.
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