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Environment and Energy

Committee activity related to national energy policy and the impacts of our energy choices on the environment and public health, including global climate change, air pollution, and oil spills; disposal of solid and hazardous waste; toxic chemical use and reduction; and protection of the nation’s drinking water resources.

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May 23, 2017 Press Release
Pallone's statement on President Trump's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018.
May 19, 2017 Press Release
Pallone's opening remarks at an Environment Subcommittee legislative hearing on draft legislation to update the Safe Drinking Water Act.
May 19, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing on Friday, May 19, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “H.R. __, Drinking Water System Improvement Act and related issues of funding, management, and compliance assistance under the Safe Drinking Water Act.”  

 

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May 18, 2017 Press Release
Democratic Committee leaders sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing concerns and raising questions about the recent dismissal of nine members of the EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors
May 17, 2017 Press Release
Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee introduced a broad 21st Century infrastructure package that includes key areas within the Committee’s jurisdiction, including broadband, drinking water, healthcare, the electric grid, brownfields and renewable energy infrastructure.
May 9, 2017 Press Release
Pallone's statement upon news that a section of a tunnel used to store contaminated nuclear materials collapsed at the Hanford nuclear waste site in Washington.
May 5, 2017 Press Release
Pallone sent letters to the Acting Assistant Administrators and Acting Regional Administrators of 19 EPA offices to request a briefing from each on President Trump’s proposed cuts to the Agency.
May 3, 2017 Press Release
Pallone's remarks at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing on Pipeline and Hydropower Infrastructure.
May 3, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Legislation Addressing Pipeline and Hydropower Infrastructure Modernization.”

 

May 2, 2017 Press Release
Pallone and Natural Resources Ranking Member Grijalva sent a letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke expressing concerns over President Trump’s executive order instructing DOI to consider new oil and gas leasing for offshore drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.