Content related to Climate Change

Format: 2015-09-04
Format: 2015-09-04
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 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....
Jun 22, 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) new report, “Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action,” that details the devastating economic costs of continued inaction on climate change.
Jun 19, 2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today regarding the new fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles proposed jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  These proposed standards, which build on standards already in place, would apply to large...
Jun 18, 2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today celebrating the newly released papal encyclical, “Laudato Si, On the Care of our Common Home,” and Pope Francis’ call for swift action to address the global impacts of climate change.  Today, Committee Democrats hosted a briefing with the U.S. Conference of Catholic...
Jun 12, 2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Friday, June 12, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “EPA's Proposed Ozone Rule.”
Jun 9, 2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today in response to the decision handed down by U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Murray Energy Corporation v. EPA.