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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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Oct 12, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing with Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry titled, “Department of Energy Missions and Management Priorities:”
Oct 12, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Department of Energy Missions and Management Priorities.”

Oct 10, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's statement in response to EPA Administrator Pruitt's announcement that he plans to roll back the Clean Power Plan.
Oct 5, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Democrats wrote to the EPA Inspector General requesting an investigation into the alleged waste, fraud, and abuse related to the installation of a "privacy booth" in EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's office.
Oct 5, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing on, “Powering America: Consumer-Oriented Perspectives to Improve the Nation’s Electricity Markets."
Oct 5, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Powering America: Consumer-Oriented Perspectives on Improving the Nation’s Electricity Markets.” 

Oct 4, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Environment hearing titled, “Air Quality Impacts of Wildfires: Perspectives of Key Stakeholders.”
Oct 4, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Air Quality Impacts of Wildfires: Perspectives of Key Stakeholders.” 

Oct 3, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Part II: Powering America: Defining Reliability in a Transforming Electricity Industry.”

Sep 27, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats sent a letter to the EPA Office of the Inspector General requesting an expansion of the ongoing audit of Administrator Pruitt’s travel to also investigate the Administrator’s use of private planes and government aircraft at significant taxpayer expense.