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Environment and Energy

Committee activity related to national energy policy and the impacts of our energy choices on the environment and public health, including global climate change, air pollution, and oil spills; disposal of solid and hazardous waste; toxic chemical use and reduction; and protection of the nation’s drinking water resources.

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Jan 17, 2019 Press Release
Chairman Pallone, Oversight and Investigations Chair Diana DeGette and Environment and Climate Change Chairman Paul Tonko today wrote to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler requesting information about the deactivation of the Energy Star Program’s website due to the ongoing government shutdown.
Jan 15, 2019 Press Release

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today announced the full Democratic rosters for the six subcommittees in the 116th Congress, including the six subcommittee chairs and the full Committee Vice Chair, who were elected by the Democrats on the Committee. The six subcommittees and their chairs are:

Jan 10, 2019 Press Release
Chairman Pallone announced the six subcommittees for the 116th Congress.
Jan 9, 2019 Press Release
Chairman Pallone's statement on President Trump's nomination of Andrew Wheeler to lead EPA.
Jan 8, 2019 Press Release
Chairman Pallone's Floor remarks on H.R. 251.
Jan 3, 2019 Press Release
Chairman Pallone announced the first three hearings the Committee will hold later this month.
Dec 12, 2018 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Public Private Partnerships for Federal Energy Management.” 

Dec 11, 2018 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Discussion Draft: The 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act.” 

Dec 11, 2018 Press Release
Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Tonko's opening remarks at the legislative hearing entitled “Discussion Draft: The 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act.”
Dec 6, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone, O&I Ranking Member Diana DeGette, and Environment Ranking Member Paul Tonko sent a letter to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler today requesting documents and information about the agency’s lack of enforcement for programs aimed at addressing climate change and protecting public health and the environment.