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Energy and Commerce Committee

Environment and Climate Change (117th Congress)


Leader Rodgers Statement on EPA’s Burdensome CERCLA Regulation Proposal

08.26.2022

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) newly proposed designation under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). This proposal would allow the federal government to sue anyone it felt was associated with environmental contamination from PFOA or PFOS (and related compounds), even those individuals and entities tangentially connected but not responsible for causing the pollution.

“I support the cleanup of contaminated sites, and efforts to expedite PFOA...

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Leader Rodgers Statement on Washington’s Attorney General Saying No to Energy Security

08.24.2022

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement on Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s joint motion with California and Oregon to stop the Gas Transmission Northwest pipeline.

“The Attorney General should not be attacking safe and reliable energy infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest. This anti-energy crusade will further weaken our economy and global energy security.

“Russia’s attack on Ukraine has further magnified the importance of North American energy for our allies. The lack of pipelines and...

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Leader Rodgers Statement on EPA’s Increased Regulations on American Industry

08.19.2022

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed revisions to the Risk Management Program (RMP) rule:

“The EPA’s proposed rule recognizes the existing RMP rule, including with amendments made by the Trump administration, has been effective. There is a long-term trend of fewer, less severe accidents. Yet, this proposed regulation resurrects the controversial 2017 Obama administration RMP regulation and takes it to an even more overly burdensome level. This...

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