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Energy and Commerce Committee

Environment and Climate Change

Congress is Spending Hundreds of Billions on Zombie Programs, According to CBO


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal government continues to spend hundreds of billions of tax dollars annually on more than a thousand government-run programs that Congress has failed to reauthorize, according to a reportreleased today from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). So far, Congress has failed to reauthorize 1,118 appropriations that expired before the beginning of fiscal year 2022, while spending $461 billion this year on programs that have expired authorizations.  

“This report again confirms that expired government agencies are on autopilot and operating without proper...

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Leader Rodgers Statement on EPA’s Burdensome CERCLA Regulation Proposal


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


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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Environment and Climate Change


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.