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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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Dec 12, 2018 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Public Private Partnerships for Federal Energy Management.” 

Dec 11, 2018 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Discussion Draft: The 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act.” 

Dec 11, 2018 Press Release
Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Tonko's opening remarks at the legislative hearing entitled “Discussion Draft: The 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act.”
Dec 6, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone, O&I Ranking Member Diana DeGette, and Environment Ranking Member Paul Tonko sent a letter to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler today requesting documents and information about the agency’s lack of enforcement for programs aimed at addressing climate change and protecting public health and the environment.
Dec 6, 2018 Press Release

Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the Trump Administration will attempt to roll back carbon emissions standards for new coal power plants:

Nov 27, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's statement on the alarming new report from the U.N. on greenhouse gas emissions.
Nov 23, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's statement on the release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II by the U.S. Global Change Research Program.
Nov 20, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone, O&I Ranking Member Diana DeGette, and Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul Tonko sent a letter to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler today requesting documents and information about the agency’s decision to roll back policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change.
Nov 14, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone released the following statement today after the EPA issued a draft risk evaluation for PV29, which is one of the first ten chemicals undergoing risk evaluation under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.
Nov 14, 2018 Press Release
As Democrats prepare to take the House Majority, three key Democratic Committee leaders announced they will hold hearings early next year on climate change and the need for action.