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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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Jun 22, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone released the following statement today in response to EPA's finalization of three new rules required under the new Toxic Substances Control Act.
Jun 22, 2017 Press Release

Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) delivered the following opening remarks today at an Energy Subcommittee markup:

Mr. Chairman, when it comes to energy policy, we’ve had a good working relationship.   It has been honest and constructive, even when our policy differences have led us to go our separate ways.  But, today, I’m deeply concerned over the process that the Majority has used for this markup.

Jun 22, 2017 Markup

The Subcommittee on Energy met in open markup session on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.

Jun 21, 2017 Press Release
Pallone's statement in response to reports that the EPA has notified dozens of scientists that their terms serving as advisors to the agency will not be renewed.
Jun 21, 2017 Press Release
E&C Democratic leaders sent a letter to EPA Administrator Pruitt, asking him to detail what policies and procedures his agency has in place to prevent President Trump’s Special Advisor, Carl Ichan, from influencing the agency’s position on the Renewable Fuel Standard for personal financial gain.
Jun 21, 2017 Press Release
Pallone sent a letter to EPA Administrator Pruitt raising serious concerns about the conflicts of interest involving a former American Chemistry Council lobbyist who now serves as a chief official in EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.
Jun 20, 2017 Press Release
Democratic Leaders sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Counsel Don McGahn urging them reverse their policy that instructs federal agencies in the Trump Administration to ignore oversight requests from Members of Congress.
Jun 15, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's prepared opening remarks for an Environment Subcommittee Markup of: H.R. 806, the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017;” H.R. __, the “Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017;” H.R. __, the “Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017."
Jun 15, 2017 Markup

The Subcommittee on Environment met in open markup session on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.

 

Jun 13, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Pallone and Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Tonko sent a letter to Chairman Walden and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Shimkus requesting that a potential Environment Subcommittee markup intended for Thursday, June 15, be postponed until the appropriate federal agencies are able to provide comment on the legislation under consideration.