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Environment and Climate Change


Walden, Upton, Shimkus Statement on Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under Trump Administration

11.09.2020

Washington, D.C.—Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI), and Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Republican Leader John Shimkus (R-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released 2019 greenhouse gas (GHG) data showing continued reduced GHG emissions under the Trump administration.

“The United States continues to lead the world in energy innovation and reduced emissions, in no small part due to the hard work of President Trump’s EPA and Department of Energy. These recently released statistics on...

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Walden: I Sincerely Hope We Can Return to Working Across the Aisle and Renew, Rebuild, and Restore Our Great Country

11.09.2020

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement on the Republican agenda for the 117th Congress.

“Congratulations to E&C Republicans! I am proud every Republican member of E&C will return to Congress in January. While we are still awaiting results in some districts, one thing is already clear: Speaker Pelosi’s radical agenda has been rejected by the American people. At the Energy and Commerce Committee we’ve always taken our responsibility to bipartisan legislating seriously, and it’s incredible the results we’ve been able...

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President Trump’s EPA Delivers for Americans

11.03.2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Trump continues to deliver for the American people. Here are just five of the many ways the EPA is working to protect the public health and safety of U.S. communities for future generations:

Approving safe and effective disinfectants to combat COVID-19

The EPA has reviewed and approved more than 500 disinfectants to use to safely protect oneself from COVID-19 on surfaces.

Ensuring clean air and water across U.S. communities

Since 2017, air pollution in this country has fallen 7 percent;...

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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.