Environment and the Economy

Chairman:  John Shimkus (IL-15)
Jurisdiction: 
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.

Members

Republicans

Chairman: John Shimkus (IL)
Vice Chairman: Phil Gingrey (GA)
Ralph Hall (TX)
Ed Whitfield (KY)
Joe Pitts (PA)
Tim Murphy (PA)
Bob Latta (OH)
Gregg Harper (MS)
Bill Cassidy (LA)
David McKinley (WV)
Gus Bilirakis (FL)
Bill Johnson (OH)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI)

Democrats

Ranking Member: Paul Tonko (NY)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ)
Gene Green (TX)
Diana DeGette (CO)
Lois Capps (CA)
Jerry McNerney (CA)
John D. Dingell (MI)
Jan Schakowsky (IL)
John Barrow (GA)
Doris O. Matsui (CA)
Henry A. Waxman (CA)

December 10, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a new policy paper highlighting the committee’s innovative solution to manage the disposal of coal ash through state and federal partnerships.

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December 3, 2014 | ICYMI

Roll Call this week featured House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton’s (R-MI) energy policy vision called the Architecture of Abundance.

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December 3, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the lineup of Republican members to serve on each of the panel’s six subcommittees in the 114th Congress.

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November 21, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) issued the following statement in response to the EPA’s announcement today that it would not issue a rule setting Renewable Fuel Standard targets for 2014:

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November 20, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) today introduced legislation to help protect drinking water from harmful algae blooms known as cyanotoxins.

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November 14, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of November 17. The committee will review the administration’s Ebola response effort, discuss the status of developing vaccines, diagnostics, and treatment options, and examine harmful algae blooms in drinking water.

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