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MARKUP: #SubEnergy to Consider Three Bills on Thursday


WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today announced it will markup three bills on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The following bills will be considered:

H.R. 1733, to direct the Secretary of Energy to review and update a report on the energy and environmental benefits of the re-refining of used lubricating oil, authored by committee members Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA), would;

  • Require the Secretary of Energy to review and update a report and submit to Congress a coordinated federal strategy to increase the beneficial reuse of used lubricating oil.

H.R. 2872, Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Nonpowered Dams Act, authored by committee member Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN), would;

  • Promote hydropower development at existing non-powered dams by providing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) with the discretion to grant exemptions from license requirements for qualifying facilities.

H.R. 2880, Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act, authored by committee member Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), would;

  • Promote closed-loop pumped storage hydropower development by limiting FERC’s authority to only impose licensing conditions that are necessary to protect public safety; or are reasonable, economically feasible, and essential to protect fish and wildlife resources.

“This congress the Subcommittee on Energy has been hard at work on solutions to promote renewable hydropower. Our work will continue on Thursday,” said #SubEnergy Chairman Upton. “Modernizing the nation’s energy infrastructure continues to be a focal point of this committee and we should capitalize on every opportunity to advance solutions that are environmentally friendly, economically beneficial to consumers, and create jobs.”

Electronic copies of the legislation and a background memo can be found on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website here. Amendment text and vote will be available at the same link as they are posted.

For more information on the committee’s work as it relates to advancing energy infrastructure, click HERE.


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