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Format: 2015-08-28
Format: 2015-08-28
Aug 19, 2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to cut methane and volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions.  EPA estimates the rule will yield net climate benefits of $120 to $150 million in 2025:
Aug 3, 2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today commending the Obama Administration for the monumental step it has taken to reduce carbon emissions and seriously address climate change with the final Clean Power Plan.
Jul 24, 2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing on Friday, July 24, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “E-manifest: An Update on Implementation.”
Jul 22, 2015
Markup
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power scheduled a markup on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The Subcommittee considered the following: H.R. ____, “To modernize energy infrastructure, build a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce, bolster America’s energy security and diplomacy, promote energy efficiency and government...
Jul 17, 2015
Hearing
The Committee on Energy and Commerce Democrats held a forum on Friday, July 17, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Alumni Hall (Bo Coppedge Room), United States Naval Academy, 675 Decatur Road, Annapolis, Maryland, 21402.  The forum was entitled “Climate Change at the Water’s Edge,” and will focus on the local impacts of climate change.
Jul 17, 2015
Press Release
ANNAPOLIS, MD -- While climate change remains a politicized issue in Washington, D.C., officials at the local level are all too aware of its devastating impacts.  Rising sea levels have led to increased flooding in coastal communities, which raises costs for local governments, disrupts natural ecosystems, and threatens our national security.
Jul 16, 2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today regarding the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) new report, “State of the Climate in 2014,” that details the record setting global highs in global surface temperature, as well as the continued melting of arctic sea ice, glaciers, and permafrost....
Jul 14, 2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Oversight of Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 and Related Issues.” 
Jul 9, 2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “H.R. 702, Legislation to Prohibit Restrictions on the Export of Crude Oil.”  H.R. 702, Legislation to Prohibit Restrictions on the Export of Crude Oil
Jun 29, 2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), striking down the agency’s Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) that would limit levels of toxic pollutants emitted from coal-fired power plants.