Content related to 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...
Ranking Members Waxman and Rush Urge Committee Republicans to Withdraw Inaccurate and Misleading Report on EPA Regulations
Feb 27, 2014
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield asking that they withdraw their factually incorrect and fundamentally misleading report which claims that EPA has proposed or finalized over 100 new GHG-related regulations. The report contains numerous errors, including rules listed multiple times,...
Feb 24, 2014
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the Supreme Court oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, which examines the extent to which greenhouse gas emissions trigger certain permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act:
Feb 20, 2014
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse sent a letter to Sen. John McCain and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich responding to their criticisms of Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent speech in Indonesia on the dangers of climate change.
Feb 18, 2014
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and 35 Democratic members of the California congressional delegation sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield strongly urging them to hold a hearing on the connection between climate change and the severe drought in the West.
Feb 6, 2014
Rep. Henry A. Waxman and members of the Safe Climate Caucus will announce today their new initiative to take action to respond to the threat of climate change. They will discuss the climate change and environmental issues facing Congress and the country in the coming year.
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