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Format: 2014-11-24
Format: 2014-11-24
Nov 14, 2014
Bill
H.R. 5682 grants a regulatory earmark to TransCanada Corporation, effectively exempting TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from all federal permitting requirements, including requirements that apply to every other construction project in this country. Tar sands are a dirty, high-polluting fuel. On a life-cycle basis, tar sands crude produces up to 40% more carbon pollution than...
Nov 13, 2014
Floor Action
On November 13, 2014, the House passed H. Res. 748 by a roll call vote of 233 -185.  H. Res. 748 is the rule governing H.R. 5682, legislation that would approve the construction and operation of the TransCanada Keystone pipeline.  The House proceeded with an hour of general debate on H.R. 5682 and upon conclusion of debate, Rep. Lois Capps raised the motion to recommit the legislation...
Sep 18, 2014
Floor Action
On September 18, 2014, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2 by a vote of 226-191.
Jul 24, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Laboratories of Democracy:  The Economic Impacts of State Energy Policies.”  
Jun 25, 2014
Bill
Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced H.R. 6 on March 6, 2014.  As introduced, section 2 of the bill amends section 3(c) of the Natural Gas Act to expand the number of destination countries for LNG exports for which the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is required to deem applications consistent with the public interest and grant them without modification or delay.  Under current law, DOE...
Jun 25, 2014
Press Release
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 24, 2014
Bill
Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) introduced H.R. 3301 on October 22, 2013.  The bill, as introduced, replaces the current procedure and requirements to obtain a presidential permit for construction of transboundary oil or natural gas pipelines and electric transmission lines.  The bill’s new approval process effectively requires approval of all transboundary...