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

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)

Democrats

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 11, 2013 | Letter

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July 11, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy today continued its examination of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) with a focus on “Regulation of New Chemicals, Protection of Confidential Business Information, and Innovation.” Today’s hearing built on the subcommittee’s June 13  

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July 11, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing its bipartisan review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the House Energy and Commerce Committee today released the fifth and final white paper in a series that examines a number of issues emerging with the current system.

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July 10, 2013 | Press Release

The Energy and Power Subcommittee today approved an important piece of legislation designed to protect Americans from expensive new EPA regulations that threaten to drive up energy costs for consumers and families and destroy jobs. Rep.

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July 9, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) today engaged in a colloquy on the House floor in support of language included the FY 2014 Energy and Water Appropriations bill to provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with the funds needed to complete its rev

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