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Format: 2014-04-16
Format: 2014-04-16
Apr 16, 2014
Press Release
As Secretary of State John Kerry continues to consider the fate of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse wrote to Secretary Kerry explaining why the project is not in our national interest and submitting formal comments critiquing several key elements of the State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS)....
Apr 9, 2014
Bill
H.R. 6 was introduced by Rep. Gardner on March 6, 2014.  Section 2 of the bill would amend 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 is required to...
Apr 8, 2014
Markup
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power has scheduled a markup beginning on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.  The Subcommittee will consider the following: H.R. 6, the “Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act” On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the Subcommittee convened at 4:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building for opening statements only.  It reconvened on Wednesday, April 9,...
Mar 28, 2014
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on a new interagency strategy to reduce methane emissions, the latest piece of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. “Methane emissions are a major cause of climate change that is disrupting weather patterns across the country.  The new plan from the Obama Administration is an important step...
Mar 26, 2014
Press Release
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse sent a letter to Koch Industries requesting information about Koch Industries’ or its affiliated companies’ financial interests in the Keystone XL pipeline.  Koch Industries has been asked about these ties in the past and has consistently denied having any interest.  But there is mounting evidence that Koch Industries...
Mar 25, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing focused on H.R. 6, the “Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act.”
Mar 6, 2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Benefits of and Challenges to Energy Access in the 21st Century: Fuel Supply and Infrastructure.”  
Feb 11, 2014
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Oversight Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for releasing its long-awaited permitting guidance for oil and gas hydraulic fracturing activities using diesel fuels.  This guidance clarifies that a company must obtain a permit under the Safe Drinking Water Act (...
Jan 31, 2014
Press Release
Today Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change Co-Chairs Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse commented on the State Department release of the final supplemental environmental impact statement of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  The statement includes projections of the carbon pollution impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline based on expected values for oil prices, tar sands...
Jan 23, 2014
Press Release
Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman sent a letter to Chairman Fred Upton urging him to protect the Committee's jurisdiction and to consider H.R. 1985, a bill to reauthorize the expired National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), only through the regular Committee process.  Conferees to the farm bill are currently considering including H.R. 1985 in the farm...