Content related to Environment and Energy

Format: 2014-09-17
Format: 2014-09-17
Sep 17, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “A hearing on H.R. 4526, the 21st Century Energy Workforce Development Jobs Initiative Act of 2014.”
Sep 16, 2014
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Jeff Baran as a Commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission:
Sep 11, 2014
Press Release
Today, Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, joined by 57 Democratic colleagues, sent a letter to the House Republican leadership urging them to ban polystyrene foam products in the House of Representatives cafeteria.  
Sep 10, 2014
Floor Action
On September 10, 2014, the House began consideration of H.R. 5057.  Further proceedings have been postponed.
Sep 10, 2014
Floor Action
On September 10, 2014, the House began consideration of S. 276.  Further proceedings have been postponed.
Sep 9, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “State Perspectives: Questions Concerning EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan.”  
Aug 27, 2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy raising questions about EPA’s decision not to use the safety factor ordinarily required by the Food Quality Protection Act in its human health risk assessment for herbicide 2,4-D.  The tenfold safety factor was established in the law to protect infants and children from potentially dangerous exposure...
Aug 8, 2014
Bill
Early in 2014, the Transportation Department warned that its Highway Trust Fund, which is used to reimburse states for construction projects, would run out of money by August 2014 unless reauthorized and replenished by Congress.  H.R. 5021, introduced by Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), includes short-term extensions of several expiring federal highway programs, including the Highway Trust Fund. On...
Aug 1, 2014
Press Release
Today the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change released the fourth fact sheet in the Clean Energy Breakthroughs series, examining emerging energy technologies and their importance to a clean energy economy of the future.  The fact sheet examines challenges of harnessing solar power, technologies for development, and the potential for use as alternative clean energy.