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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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Sep 26, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Energy will hold a hearing on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Powering America: Technology’s Role in Empowering Consumers.” 

Sep 19, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt today raising serious concerns regarding his decision to place Senior Advisor Albert Kelly in charge of the Superfund management task force.
Sep 14, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Pallone submitted the following remarks for the record at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing titled, ““Powering America: Defining Reliability in a Transforming Electricity Industry.”
Sep 14, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Powering America: Defining Reliability in a Transforming Electricity Industry.” 

Sep 13, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Environment legislative hearing on four bills that would undermine the Clean Air Act.
Sep 13, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Big Relief for Small Business: Legislation Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Small Manufacturers and Other Job Creators.”

Sep 8, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Democratic leaders sent a letter to EPA Administrator Pruitt following up on reports that the agency put a temporary hold on all grant awards to the state of Alaska after Republican Senator Murkowski voted against legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Sep 6, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing titled, “EPA Oversight: Unimplemented Inspector General and GAO Recommendations.”
Sep 6, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “EPA Oversight: Unimplemented Inspector General and GAO Recommendations.”

Sep 6, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Powering America: Reevaluating PURPA’s Objectives and its Effects on Today’s Consumers.”