Oregon 2nd District Rep. Greg Walden (R) today is re-introducing the Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act, which delivers needed water to Prineville for job creation, clears the way for clean energy at Bowman Dam, and creates new water conservation opportunities in Central Oregon.
“This is a no-cost, job-creating, clean energy plan, and passing it is just common-sense. The bill will create jobs in Central Oregon, cut through government red tape, provide for clean energy generation, and improve water quality and flows for fish and wildlife, all without costing the taxpayer a dime. This bill passed unanimously through the House last Congress, and I look forward to moving it swiftly through the House again. Now is the time to get this done for Central Oregon.” Walden said.
The previous version of the bill, which is identical to this year’s version, passed the U.S. House unanimously in June 2012. It was not brought before the U.S. Senate for a vote.
It is estimated the project could create roughly 50 jobs for up to two years.