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Energy and Commerce Committee

Environment and Climate Change


Leader McKinley Advocates for Carbon Capture Innovation and American Energy Workers

04.29.2021

Washington, D.C. — In an Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change Republican Leader David B. McKinley (R-WV) advocated for the need to both unleash innovation in carbon capture technology and protect pipeline workers in America.

Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks:

ON NEW SOURCE REVIEW PERMITS

“I think one thing we can...

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Leader Rodgers Highlights the Need for the EPA To Not Impose Burdens on Americans

04.29.2021

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the following remarks in today’s Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan.

Excerpts and highlights from her prepared remarks:

ON THE EPA BUDGET

“We are eager to learn more about the Biden-Harris Administration’s proposed EPA budget. It represents a 21.4 percent increase over EPA’s current funding levels.

“And if Congress gives EPA all of the proposed budget, it would be the most money ever...

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Leader McKinley: Jobs and Opportunities Give People Dignity and Hope for the Future

04.15.2021

Washington, D.C. — In an Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing on the Democrats’  CLEAN Future Act, Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change Republican Leader David B. McKinley (R-WV) warned how this plan will put many hard-working citizens in his district in poverty.

His remarks as prepared for delivery:

THE CONSEQUENCES OF POVERTY

“Recently I read an article citing the World Health Organization’s definition of ‘poverty.’ But their measurement of poverty, simply in terms of per capita income is inadequate.

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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.