Pumped Storage a Win for Renewable Energy

April 27, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Lamborn, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans, has released the following statement regarding his legislation, the Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act, which was passed out of committee today:

"This bill is intended to clear up confusion at existing Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs about regulatory permitting. This legislation makes it clear that the Bureau of Reclamation has jurisdiction to oversee pumped storage development when two or more reservoirs are involved. By eliminating potentially duplicative regulations, this clarification will help pave the way for more pumped storage.

Together with other bills from the Water, Power, and Oceans subcommittee, this bill is an important the first step to improve our nation's infrastructure and to advance an "all-of-the-above" energy and water strategy. I encourage all of my colleagues to support these critical pieces of legislation."

- Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) 

For more information about Congressman Lamborn's bill, read his full remarks to the House Natural Resources Committee.