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Format: 2014-04-21
Format: 2014-04-21
Apr 17, 2014
Press Release
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse sent a letter to Koch Industries, following up on their letter last month regarding Koch Industries’ financial stake in the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  Koch Industries’ Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary Mark Holden replied to the members’ letter last week but failed to provide any of the...
Apr 16, 2014
Press Release
As Secretary of State John Kerry continues to consider the fate of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse wrote to Secretary Kerry explaining why the project is not in our national interest and submitting formal comments critiquing several key elements of the State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS)....
Apr 10, 2014
Press Release
On Thursday Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Henry A. Waxman, co-chairs of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, hosted representatives from five major corporations that are committed to acting on climate change for a roundtable discussion in the Capitol.  Each of the companies has signed onto the Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) Climate Declaration.  The...
Apr 9, 2014
Bill
H.R. 6 was introduced by Rep. Gardner on March 6, 2014.  Section 2 of the bill would amend section 3(c) of the Natural Gas Act to expand the number of destination countries for LNG exports for which the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is required to deem applications consistent with the public interest and grant them without modification or delay.  Under current law, DOE is required to...
Apr 8, 2014
Markup
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power has scheduled a markup beginning on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.  The Subcommittee will consider the following: H.R. 6, the “Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act” On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the Subcommittee convened at 4:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building for opening statements only.  It reconvened on Wednesday, April 9,...
Apr 3, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Energy Budget.”
Apr 3, 2014
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Waxman released the following statement in response to the settlement announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice to secure $1 billion to cleanup abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation: “The pervasive uranium contamination on the Navajo Nation is an American tragedy.  Over the last five years, the federal government has...
Apr 2, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a joint hearing on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “The Fiscal Year 2015 EPA Budget.”
Mar 31, 2014
Press Release
Ranking Member Waxman released the following statement in response to the new report, titled Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: “The world’s leading scientists are delivering a stark warning: climate change is already happening and will get much worse if we do not act now.  No one will be immune from...
Mar 28, 2014
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on a new interagency strategy to reduce methane emissions, the latest piece of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. “Methane emissions are a major cause of climate change that is disrupting weather patterns across the country.  The new plan from the Obama Administration is an important step...