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)

April 9, 2015 | Blog Post

#SubEnvEcon Hearing on Discussion Draft of the TSCA Modernization Act Tuesday

April 7, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), will hold a legislative hearing on a discussion draft of the TSCA Modernization Act next Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

April 2, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) will lead a bipartisan congressional visit to the nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain on April 9.

March 25, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted today to advance two critical pieces of legislation furthering the committee’s efforts to protect families and communities. This morning, the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy voted to advance a draft of the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act by a bipartisan vote of 16 to 5.

March 24, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today respond to Department of Energy Secretary Moniz’s announcement that DOE would move forward with siting a separate repository for high-level defense nuclear waste.