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Hearing on “Benefits of and Challenges to Energy Access in the 21st Century: Fuel Supply and Infrastructure,” Subcommittee on Energy and Power (March 6, 2014)
Mar 6, 2014
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.”
Rep. Waxman and Rep. DeGette Commend EPA Action to Clarify Safe Drinking Water Act Requirements for Certain Hydraulic Fracturing Activities
Feb 11, 2014
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
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
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...
Dec 20, 2013
As the Obama Administration continues its process of determining whether to approve the development of the Keystone XL pipeline, a group of 21 U.S. Senators and Representatives are raising concerns about reports that U.S. trade negotiators are advocating for weaker international regulations on the tar sands crude oil that the pipeline would transport. In a letter led by Rep. Henry A. Waxman...
Dec 20, 2013
Today, Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, released a report summarizing the anti-environment voting record of the U.S. House of Representatives in first session of the 113th Congress. The report found that the Republican-led House voted for the anti-environment position 109 times in 2013, including 51 votes to benefit the oil and gas industry at...
Dec 18, 2013
Today Reps. Peter DeFazio and Henry A. Waxman, ranking members on the House Committee on Natural Resources and House Committee on Energy and Commerce, respectively, requested a joint hearing on the issue of seismic activity induced by the underground injection of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing activities. In a letter to Chairmen Doc Hastings and Fred Upton, the members cite the increased...
H.R. 3683, "A bill to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to strengthen the collaboration between the United States and Israel on energy development"
Dec 11, 2013
Section 917 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 established a joint United States-Israel grant program to support the development and commercialization of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. H.R. 3683 would expand the existing bi-national grant program so that it can support natural gas and water efficiency technologies in addition to energy efficiency...
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.
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