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Energy and Commerce Committee

Environment and Climate Change


E&C GOP Push to Stop Energy Supply Chain Threats

09.22.2020

Washington, DC – At last week’s Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing, E&C Republicans stressed the importance of unleashing energy innovation to help reduce emissions, and grow our domestic energy supply chain in environmentally-friendly sources like nuclear power, renewables, and natural gas. Subcommittee members also highlighted security risks posed by rushing to renewable energy sources given their dependence on Chinese rare-earth minerals.

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Inside EPA

GOP Raises Renewables’ Chinese Supply Chains As Barrier to Transition

September 21, 2020

House Republicans say the renewable energy sector’s dependence on rare-earth minerals...

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Walden Talks Wildfire Recovery and Clean, Affordable, and Reliable Energy Solutions at Subcommittee Hearing

09.16.2020

Washington, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) delivered remarks at an Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee legislative hearing entitled, "Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Opportunities for an Equitable, Low-Carbon Recovery."

As Prepared for Delivery

Today’s hearing comes as my home state of Oregon and much of the west reels from devastating wildfires. In Oregon over 40,000 people are displaced, lives have been lost, thousands of homes have been destroyed, and an area the size of Rhode Island has...

Press Release

Walden, Upton, Shimkus Statement on USE IT Act in FY21NDAA

09.10.2020

Washington, DC – Today, a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers sent a letter to the bipartisan leadership of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) calling for inclusion of the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act in the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (FY21 NDAA).

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 in support of this...

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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.