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May 22, 2013
H.R. 3 grants a regulatory earmark to TransCanada Corporation, effectively exempting TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from all federal permitting requirements, including environmental requirements that apply to every other construction project in this country. The Subcommittee on Energy and Power marked up and approved H.R. 3 on April 16, 2013. The full...
May 22, 2013
Today the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of the policy implications of enactment of a carbon tax. The CBO report makes a compelling case for inclusion of a carbon tax in any legislation to reduce the deficit or reform the tax code.
May 9, 2013
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is continuing its bipartisan review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), releasing today the third in a series of white papers examining a number of issues emerging with the current system. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) are leading this effort to review the law and its implementation and...
Rep. Waxman and Sen. Whitehouse Urge EPA to Reconsider Decision Not to Regulate Methane Emissions from Coal Mines
May 7, 2013
Today, Representative Henry A. Waxman and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse sent a letter to Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Bob Perciasepe urging the Agency to reconsider its decision not to regulate methane emissions from coal mines, the fourth largest source of methane emissions in the United States. Reducing methane emissions could delay warming of the atmosphere and...
Hearing on H.R. ___, the "Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013," Subcommittee on Energy and Power (April 12, 2013)
Apr 12, 2013
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Friday, April 12, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building on a discussion draft of H.R. ___, the "Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013."
Apr 12, 2013
Hearing on H.R. 3, the "Northern Route Approval Act,” Subcommittee on Energy and Power (April 10, 2013)
Apr 10, 2013
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled, “H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act.”
Apr 9, 2013
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield to reiterate their request for hearings to hear from respected climate scientists about the urgent need to reduce carbon pollution and the likely impacts of unabated climate change on human health, the environment,...
Mar 19, 2013
In January, the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change wrote to over 300 businesses and organizations, soliciting their views on actions the federal government could take to reduce carbon pollution and strengthen our resiliency to climate change. Today, the Task Force released the responses they have received from six faith organizations: the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life and...
Mar 12, 2013
Today, Representative Henry A. Waxman, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Representative Earl Blumenauer, and Senator Brian Schatz released draft carbon-pricing legislation and solicited feedback on it from stakeholders and the public. The legislation would establish the polluter pays principle for dangerous carbon pollution, requiring large emitters to pay for the pollution they emit.
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