S. 1713 (111th): Water Efficiency via Carbon Harvesting and Restoration (WECHAR) Act of 2009


Sep 24, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 24, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Harry Reid

Senator from Nevada



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Last Updated: Sep 24, 2009
Length: 18 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish loan guarantee programs to develop biochar technology using excess plant biomass, to establish biochar demonstration projects on public land, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/24/2009--Introduced.Water Efficiency via Carbon Harvesting and Restoration (WECHAR) Act of 2009 - Requires the Director of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to conduct resources assessments that collect and synthesize ... Read more >

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Sep 24, 2009

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1713”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (4D, 1R) (show)
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H.R. 3748 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 7, 2009

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