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)

February 5, 2016 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced their intention to hold a hearing in March to examine issues related to the ongoing drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

February 3, 2016 | Press Release

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

February 3, 2016 | Letter

Excerpt: "As part of our ongoing oversight, which we are conducting pursuant to Rules X and XI of the U.S.

January 15, 2016 | Letter

Excerpt: It is our understanding that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a Safe Drinking Water Task Force to provide assistance to Flint and has announced plans to audit Michigan’s Drinking Water Program. We urgently request a briefing on these matters and on EPA’s anticipated role as the situation in Flint continues to unfold.

January 15, 2016 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy requesting an urgent briefing in the coming days on the drinking water in Flint, Michigan.

January 12, 2016 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement after President Obama’s final State of the Union address: