Environment and the Economy

Chairman:  John Shimkus (IL-15)
All matters related to soil and water contamination, including Superfund and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the regulation of solid, hazardous, and nuclear wastes, including mining, nuclear, oil, gas, and coal combustion waste; emergency environmental response; industrial plant security, including cybersecurity; the regulation of drinking water (Safe Drinking Water Act), including underground injection of fluids (e.g., deep well injection or hydrofracking); toxic substances (Toxic Substances Control Act); noise; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.



John Shimkus (IL), Chairman
Gregg Harper (MS), Vice Chairman
Ed Whitfield (KY)
Joe Pitts (PA)
Tim Murphy (PA)
Bob Latta (OH)
David McKinley (WV)
Bill Johnson (OH)
Larry Bucshon (IN)
Bill Flores (TX)
Richard Hudson (NC)
Kevin Cramer (ND)
Fred Upton (MI) (Ex Officio)


Paul Tonko (NY), Ranking Member
Kurt Schrader (OR)
Gene Green (TX)
Diana DeGette (CO)
Lois Capps (CA)
Michael F. Doyle (PA)
Jerry McNerney (CA)
Tony Cardenas (CA)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ) (Ex Officio)

July 22, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S House of Representatives today approved H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015  with a bipartisan vote of 258 to 166. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep.

July 22, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote this afternoon on Rep. David McKinley’s (R-WV) H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015. The bipartisan legislation is the culmination of a multi-year, multi-Congress effort to improve options for safe energy byproduct management and recycling. H.R.

July 21, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Due to a scheduling change in the House of Representatives, committee activity scheduled for Friday, July 24, has been postponed.

July 20, 2015 | Fact Sheet

The Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act, authored by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV), provides for the safe management and disposal of coal ash in a manner that preserves jobs and encourages recycling. The recycling and beneficial use of coal ash materials keeps utility costs low, provides for low-cost durable construction materials like concrete and roofing materials, and reduces waste.

July 20, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on Rep. David McKinley’s (R-WV) bipartisan H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act.