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)

April 14, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.

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April 14, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: On March 24, President Obama issued a finding that the development of separate repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste resulting from atomic energy defense activities (defense waste) is required, pursuant to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA).

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April 13, 2015 | ICYMI

Last week Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) led a bipartisan delegation to the Yucca Mountain nuclear storage site in the Nevada desert. Reps. Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Bob Latta (R-OH), Cresent Hardy (R-NV), Mark Amodei (R-NV), and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined the tour to examine the repository, which was shuttered by the Obama administration in 2010. Rep.

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April 10, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and markup schedule for the week of April 13. Members will review draft bills to protect affordable energy, improve chemical safety, and stop abusive patent practices and will also discuss post-acute health care delivery in Medicare.

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April 10, 2015 | Blog Post

A bipartisan congressional delegation, led by Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), on Thursday traveled to the desert of Nevada to visit the Yucca Mountain nuclear storage site. Members came to view the repository firsthand and learn about the history and geology of the project. Reps.

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