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Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Rodgers  and Republican Subcommittee Leaders  Upton  and McKinley Joint Statement on Biden Climate Agenda 

01.29.2021

Washington D.C.– House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Republican Subcommittee Leader for Energy Fred Upton (R-MI), and Republican  Subcommittee Leader for the Environment and Climate Change David McKinley (R-WV) issued the following joint statement regarding President Biden’s climate agenda.

“Americans worked hard to achieve energy independence for the first time in over 60 years. We are leading in emissions reductions while also maintaining the lowest energy costs in the world. The Biden Administration’s recent climate agenda orders will reverse much of that hard work by making the U.S. more dependent on energy imports and technologies from China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. This will not result in more...

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Walden Touts E&C Republicans’ Achievements in the 116th Congress

01.01.2021

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) released a document detailing E&C Republicans’ legislative achievements in the 116th Congress. Walden released the following statement.

“Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans continued their work on behalf of the American people throughout the 116th Congress. Despite not controlling the House agenda, and the fact much of 2020 was focused on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we had dozens of bills signed into law. These measures will help expand broadband access by investing in broadband infrastructure, make crucial midband spectrum...

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EPA Continues to Deliver for U.S. Communities

12.16.2020

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, the EPA under President Trump has been hard at work delivering for communities across the nation. This month alone, the EPA has made significant strides to improve water resources, enhance air quality, promote innovation, and more.

The EPA recently announced its final decision to retain the existing National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter set by the Obama-Biden Administration. In a letter to EPA Administrator Wheeler, led by Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee...

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Environment and Climate Change

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All matters related to soil, air, noise and water contamination; emergency environmental response, both physical and cybersecurity. In particular, the subcommittee has jurisdiction over The Nuclear Waste Policy Act, The Clean Air Act, The Safe Drinking Water Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act – including Superfund and the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, The Solid Waste Disposal Act, The Toxic Substance Control Act and The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program. Under the Clean Air Act, this subcommittee deals with National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for criteria pollutants; National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Standards; New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); Mobile Source Standards for vehicles, aircraft, fuels and fuel additives, including the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles. The subcommittee focuses on the regulation of solid, hazardous, and nuclear wastes, including mining, nuclear, oil, gas, and coal combustion waste.