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Energy and Commerce Committee

Environment and Climate Change (117th Congress)


McMorris Rodgers, McHenry, 129 House GOP Colleagues Demand SEC Rescind Climate Disclosure Proposal

06.17.2022

Washington, D.C. — This week, the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), and the top Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, Patrick McHenry (NC-10), led a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler regarding the SEC’s proposal to require extensive climate change-related disclosures from public companies.

The letter urges Chair Gensler to rescind the proposal immediately and focus on the SEC’s statutory tripartite mission, rather than a far-left social agenda that is shutting down...

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E&C Republican Leaders Push EPA to Be Accountable for the Superfund Program

06.09.2022

Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Republican Leader David B. McKinley (R-WV) are pressing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan to be accountable with the vast amount of money it has been allotted to address Superfund sites and its implementation of the program.

After the EPA received $3.5 billion from Congress for Superfund sites, the EPA is requesting in President Biden’s proposed budget an additional $454.6 million annually for long-term remedial actions. The...

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Subcommittee Leader McKinley: What is the EPA Doing to Protect our Grid and Prevent Blackouts?

05.17.2022

Washington, D.C. — In the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing today, Subcommittee Republican Leader David B. McKinley (R-WV) delivered the following opening remarks during a hearing with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan.

Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks:

WORST FEARS NEW BEING REALIZED

“Our worst fears are now being realized. Pursuing an ideologically driven goal of 100% renewables in such a condensed time frame will cause the grid to collapse.

“Last summer, the head of global research at General Electric in New York told...

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