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)

June 3, 2013 | Fact Sheet

H.R. 2218 RETAINS THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES USED TO CRAFT THE ORIGINAL MCKINLEY BILL (H.R. 2273 in the 112th Congress):

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May 23, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member David Vitter (R-LA) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today sent a letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the U.S.

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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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