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Energy and Commerce Committee

Environment and Climate Change


Democrats on the Record: More inflation. Less Freedom. Rewards for America’s Enemies.

09.14.2021

House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans offered many amendments during the first day and night of the Democrats’...

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E&C GOP Send Letter to Chairman Pallone Urging Transparency and Open Process for Speaker Pelosi’s Tax and Spending Spree

08.30.2021

Washington, D.C.—House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans sent a letter today to Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) ramping up pressure for the Majority to “commit to regular order and a robust, open, and transparent process on any matters the Committee on Energy and Commerce considers to meet its reconciliation instructions.” 

Key Excerpts from their letter to Chairman Pallone: 

“We write with grave concerns about the Democrats’ plans to use the Budget Reconciliation process to pass an extremely reckless $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree that...

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Leader McKinley Opening Remarks in Joint Subcommittee Hearing with Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners

07.14.2021

Washington, D.C. — In an Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change Republican Leader David B. McKinley (R-WV) questioned the Left’s motives when it comes to nuclear energy.

Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks:

WHAT IS THE LEFT’S GOAL?

“Is the left trying to address climate change by reducing emissions or is it using climate change to eliminate nuclear and fossil fuels?

“If the left wants to address climate change, then it should embrace nuclear power and carbon capture.

“On nuclear...

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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.