Content related to Climate Change
Apr 10, 2014
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...
Mar 31, 2014
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
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...
Rep. Waxman and Sen. Whitehouse Request Information on Koch Industries’ Financial Interest in Keystone XL
Mar 26, 2014
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse sent a letter to Koch Industries requesting information about Koch Industries’ or its affiliated companies’ financial interests in the Keystone XL pipeline. Koch Industries has been asked about these ties in the past and has consistently denied having any interest. But there is mounting evidence that Koch Industries...
Mar 12, 2014
On Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in SC-4 in the U.S. Capitol, the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change will host distinguished military leaders to discuss the national security impacts of climate change.
Mar 11, 2014
Today the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change released its third fact sheet to examine the progress being made on grid-scale energy storage as part of the Clean Energy Breakthroughs series. This fact sheet examines the energy storage potential for Primus Power’s rechargeable zinc flow battery and Fluidic Energy’s rechargeable zinc-air battery.
Mar 10, 2014
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the Senate Climate Action Task Force’s all-nighter on climate change:
Mar 7, 2014
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse wrote to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell about his comments regarding climate change, offering to arrange a briefing with the nation's preeminent climate scientists. The full text of the letter follows:
Mar 6, 2014
H.R. 3826, is a bill that would essentially prevent EPA from ever requiring coal-fired power plants to control carbon pollution at any significant level. The bill would 1) prohibit the EPA Administrator from issuing, implementing, or enforcing any rule under section 111 of the Clean Air Act establishing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for new fossil fuel-fired power plants unless...
Mar 5, 2014
On March 5, 2014, the House began consideration of H.R. 3826 with one hour of general debate on the House floor. The following amendments were offered to H.R. 3826: 1. Smith (TX)/Schweikert: The amendment expands the scope of the bill and requires EPA Administrator to apply the bill’s requirements for setting emissions standards for new coal-fired power plants...
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