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Nov 21, 2013
Although it is the stated goal of H.R. 1900 to provide for “the timely consideration” of applications for natural gas pipeline projects, the legislative record clearly demonstrates that H.R. 1900 would disrupt the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) existing permitting process, which gets natural gas pipelines permitted in a timely manner. This bill would...
Nov 21, 2013
On November 20, 2013, the House passed H.Res. 420, the rule governing H.R. 1900 with a roll call vote of 225 -194. Members reconvened on November 21, 2013, for one hour of general debate and a passage vote on H.R. 1900. Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman spoke in opposition to the bill which undermines public safety and environmental protections.
Nov 20, 2013
H.R. 3301 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 pipeline and transmission projects with little or no federal environmental review. Modifications to...
Markup of "H.R. 3301, North American Energy Infrastructure Act," Subcommittee on Energy and Power (November 19-20, 2013)
Nov 20, 2013
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a markup beginning on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. The Subcommittee considered the following: • H.R. 3301, North American Energy Infrastructure Act On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the Subcommittee convened at 4:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building for opening statements only. It reconvened on Wednesday, November 20, at 10:00 a.m....
Nov 15, 2013
House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule setting out Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets for 2014, which attempts to address concerns with the RFS for the upcoming year. The Energy and Commerce Committee, through a series of bipartisan white papers and hearings, has carefully explored emerging issues...
Hearing on H.R. 3301, “North American Energy Infrastructure Act,” Subcommittee on Energy and Power (October 29, 2013)
Oct 29, 2013
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing focused on H.R. 3301, the “North American Energy Infrastructure Act.”
Oct 25, 2013
Today Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette sent a letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, asking her to finalize the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) long overdue guidance for permitting hydraulic fracturing activities using diesel fuels. In 2005, Congress...
Hearing on “Keystone’s Red Tape Anniversary: Five Years of Bureaucratic Delay and Economic Benefits Denied,” Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade (September 19, 2013)
Sep 19, 2013
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled “Keystone’s Red Tape Anniversary: Five Years of Bureaucratic Delay and Economic Benefits Denied.”
Aug 1, 2013
The Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Reps. Fred Upton and Henry A. Waxman, today commended the panel’s thoughtful, comprehensive review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and said that bipartisan collaboration on potential reforms will continue in earnest during the upcoming August district work period. Upton and Waxman issued the following...
Jul 31, 2013
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano urging the Department to take necessary steps to protect the public from the risk of explosion at the liquefied petroleum gas storage facility owned by Rancho LPG Holdings LLC in San Pedro, California. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...
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