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 23, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, sponsored by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV).

July 22, 2013 | Press Release

“As the Chairmen responsible for authorizing and funding CFATS, we are convinced the program should not continue in its present condition.” 

July 22, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: In 2006, Congress authorized the creation of the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, to secure facilities with chemicals that ‘present high levels of security risk.” The program’s enacting statute directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue “regulations risk-based performance standards for s

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