Week in Review 6.17.22

Looking at the Future of Weather Research

On Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing to discuss the highest priority investments needed for weather research and development over the next decade, as described in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Advisory Board’s “Priorities for Weather Research” report.

GAO: Water Quality: Agencies Should Take More Actions to Manage Risks from Harmful Algal Blooms & Hypoxia

This week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on harmful algal blooms (HABs) and hypoxia. The report was originally requested in April 2020 by 11 Members of Congress including Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK), Environment Subcommittee Chair Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL), Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL), and Congressman Michael Waltz (R-FL). In the report, GAO recommends further action to address harmful algal blooms and hypoxia. GAO specifically calls on the co-chairs of the existing interagency working group, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to address HABs and hypoxia with six recommendations for executive action.

Coming up in Committee

Subcommittee on Energy Hearing

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