Content related to Environment and Energy

Format: 2015-01-26
Format: 2015-01-26
Jan 22, 2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “EPA’s 2014 Final Rule: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities.”  
Jan 21, 2015
Bill
H.R. 161 proposes to replace the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) existing natural gas permitting process with an unworkable and dangerous approach.  The Government Accountability Office has concluded that FERC’s existing pipeline permitting is predictable and consistent and gets pipelines built.  FERC currently decides 90% of permit applications within 12...
Jan 14, 2015
Bill
Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) introduced H.R. 351 on January 14, 2015.  Under current law, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is required to grant applications for LNG exports to countries with a free trade agreement with the United States.  Twenty countries have such agreements with the United States.  For countries without free trade agreements, DOE is required to grant an...
Dec 16, 2014
Bill
The insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States face significant energy challenges due to their near total reliance on imported fossil fuels to meet their energy needs.  H.R. 83, introduced by Rep. Donna Christensen from the Virgin Islands, requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to develop energy action...
Dec 11, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled “The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975: Are We Positioning America for Success in an Era of Energy Abundance?”
Nov 26, 2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the proposed ozone pollution standard by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
Nov 20, 2014
Bill
The Clean Air Act requires major new or expanding sources of air pollution to obtain permits with pollution limits before the facilities start construction.  These preconstruction permits ensure that a new or expanded facility will not increase local air pollution to levels that violate national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets for...
Nov 20, 2014
Floor Action
On November 20, 2014, the House considered H.R. 4795.  The House held general debate followed by debate on amendments offered.  The following Democratic amendment was offered: Rep. Henry A. Waxman - States that outdated air quality standards do not apply toward a preconstruction permit if the applicable federal, state, or local permitting agency determines that applying it...
Nov 19, 2014
Hearing
 The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water.”