Content related to Climate Change
Jun 25, 2014
The Republican-led House of Representatives in on track to mark a grim milestone today: the 500th vote on the floor to undermine protection of the environment. In the 112th Congress, the House Republicans voted 317 times for anti-environment positions. In 2013, the anti-environment votes increased by 109 to 426. Today, the House is likely to cast its 500th anti-environment...
Jun 23, 2014
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision upholding EPA’s authority to limit carbon pollution from large industrial sources:
Hearing on “EPA’s Proposed Carbon Dioxide Regulations for Power Plants,” Subcommittee on Energy and Power (June 19, 2014)
Jun 19, 2014
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled “EPA’s Proposed Carbon Dioxide Regulations for Power Plants.”
Jun 3, 2014
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 to request a hearing on a recent report from Standard and Poor’s Rating Services warning about the climate impacts on sovereign credit ratings on countries around the world. The report finds that the poorest countries will be...
Jun 2, 2014
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the proposed regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut power plant emissions:
May 21, 2014
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released two Dear Colleague letters urging members to vote in opposition to amendments offered by Rep. David McKinley and Rep. John Shimkus to H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act. Rep. McKinley’s amendment denies the harm of carbon pollution and tells the Defense Department to ignore the impacts climate change will have on our...
May 8, 2014
Today the Democrat members of the Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to Chairman Fred Upton requesting a hearing on the third National Climate Assessment, released earlier this week. The National Climate Assessment is the most authoritative statement of the science on climate change impacts in the United States, and it confirms that climate change is real, is being caused by humans...
May 6, 2014
Today Ranking Member Waxman released the following statement on the release of the National Climate Assessment:
May 1, 2014
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 to request a hearing on the recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on climate change impacts and mitigation. The authoritative reports confirm that climate change is happening and everyone is vulnerable to...
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...
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