Energy and Commerce Committee

Environment and Climate Change


Walden Statement on Energy Secretary Rick Perry

10.17.2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement on Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s announcement that he will depart the Administration:

“Rick Perry’s dedication to public service is hard to fully capture with brevity. A son of Texas and tenant farmers from Paint Creek, Rick Perry has worn the uniform of our nation as a C-130 pilot in the Air Force. He served the people of the Lone Star State as governor for 14 years, and has led the missions of the Department of Energy with...

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Walden, Shimkus, and Upton Applaud EPA Rule to Reduce Lead in Drinking Water

10.10.2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Republican Leader John Shimkus (R-IL), and Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement applauding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed ruled to reduce lead in the nation's drinking water.

“Bolstering the safety of our water systems will help protect the health of our communities and ensure Americans have safer water to drink when they turn on the faucet. Today's action represents the Trump Administration's commitment to protecting drinking water by...

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Walden, Shimkus, and Upton Statement on President Trump Signing Safe Drinking Water Bill Into Law

10.08.2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Republican Leader John Shimkus (R-IL), and Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement on the Water Infrastructure Funding Transfer Act, which was signed into law by President Trump:

“This law will help ensure our state and local partners across the country have the tools they need to protect the health of their communities and reduce lead in drinking water. Importantly, this builds on our efforts last Congress at the...

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Environment and Climate Change

Jurisdiction


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.