Content related to Environment and Energy

Format: 2014-07-22
Format: 2014-07-22
Jul 29, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is titled “FERC Perspectives: Questions Concerning EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan and other Grid Reliability Challenges.”  The five members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have been invited to testify.
Jul 24, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Laboratories of Democracy:  The Economic Impacts of State Energy Policies.”  
Jul 23, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Modernizing the Business of Environmental Regulation and Protection.” 
Jul 22, 2014
Press Release
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Rep. Jan Schakowsky released statements in reaction to the final report of the Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel on Phthalates, convened by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Jul 22, 2014
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the announcement that President Obama has nominated Jeff Baran to serve as a Commissioner on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC): “Jeff is a wonderful pick.  He’s an exceptionally capable consensus-builder.  He listens to all sides, studies the facts, and finds creative...
Jul 15, 2014
Bill
On July 9, 2014, Rep. Cory Gardner and Rep. Paul Tonko introduced H.R. 5057, the EPS Service Parts Act of 2014.  This bipartisan legislation has broad stakeholder support.  External power supplies (EPS) are the block boxes that convert household electric current into the type of current needed to operate a consumer product, such as a laptop computer or smart phone.  The 2007 Energy...
Jul 14, 2014
Markup
The Committee on Energy and Commerce began a markup on Monday, July 14, 2014.  The Committee considered the following: • H.R. 4771, Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act; • H.R. 4250, Sunscreen Innovation Act, as amended; • H.R. 594, Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2014, as amended; • H.R. 669, Sudden...
Jul 11, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on Friday, July 11, 2014, at 9:15 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Constitutional Considerations: States vs. Federal Environmental Policy Implementation.”
Jul 2, 2014
Press Release
Today, Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, sent a letter to Committee Chairman Fred Upton, asking him to assert the Committee’s jurisdiction over H.R. 4012, the Secret Science Reform Act.  This bill, which the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology voted to report last week, could significantly impede implementation of multiple...
Jun 30, 2014
Bill
H.R. 316 would authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reinstate licenses for two hydroelectric projects on the Farmington River and to transfer these licenses to the town of Canton, Connecticut.  This balanced bill allows FERC to have these projects licensed expeditiously while ensuring that the appropriate environmental analysis is completed and...