Content related to Climate Change
Nov 21, 2013
Today the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change met with representatives from the NBA, WNBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) to discuss the effects of climate change on these leagues and the work the organizations are doing to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The members also released written responses from the leagues to the Task Force’s request for views...
Nov 20, 2013
Tomorrow Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, co-chairs of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, will host representatives from five of America’s major sports leagues, as well as the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), to discuss the effects of climate change on sporting activities and the work these organizations are doing to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions....
Hearing on “EPA’s Proposed GHG Standards for New Power Plants and H.R. __, Whitfield-Manchin Legislation,” Subcommittee on Energy and Power (November 14, 2013)
Nov 14, 2013
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled “EPA’s Proposed GHG Standards for New Power Plants and H.R. __, Whitfield-Manchin Legislation.”
Nov 14, 2013
H.R. ___, the Whitfield-Manchin legislation, is a discussion draft of 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...
Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change Co-Chairs Release First Comprehensive State-Level Polling Data on Climate Change
Nov 13, 2013
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, co-chairs of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change, released new state-by-state data on Americans’ views on climate change. The new polling data shows how Americans in different states view the issue of climate change and specific policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The data was prepared by Stanford University...
Nov 12, 2013
Today 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 requesting that the Committee hear from experts about the relationship between climate change and extreme storms causing immense damage, like Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Nov 12, 2013
On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change will host Stanford Professor Jon Krosnick to discuss Americans' opinions on climate change. Professor Krosnick will present new data on the opinions of people living in nearly all U.S. states on key questions related to the existence, causes, and threat of climate change, whether actions should be taken to...
Nov 1, 2013
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the Administration’s Executive Order on Climate Preparedness:
Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change Applauds President Obama’s Commitment to Climate Change Resilience Preparation
Nov 1, 2013
The Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change strongly supports the executive order issued by President Obama today to enhance climate preparedness and resilience for the United States. This order firmly grounds Administration policy in the realities of climate science and acknowledges the variety of challenges that our country will face in coming years due to increasing erratic and dangerous...
Oct 28, 2013
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on Rep. Whitfield's legislation which would block EPA's efforts to reduce carbon emissions from power plants:
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