Environment and the Economy

Chairman:  John Shimkus (IL-19)
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)

May 23, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: It is our understanding that the NRC has a track record of producing cost estimates for its requirements on nuclear power reactors that can be egregiously off target from the actual costs of implementing the requirements.

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May 17, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement today in response to the Department of Energy’s announcement that it has conditionally authorized the Freeport LNG Expansion and FLNG Liquefaction to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement.

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May 17, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing examining three legislative proposals: the Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act, the Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection Act, and the Federal Facility Accountability Act.

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May 16, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Environment and the Economy today held a joint hearing to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget request.

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May 16, 2013 | 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 Bureau of Land Management’s revised rule for hydraulic fracturing on federal lands:

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