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)

November 20, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) today introduced legislation to help protect drinking water from harmful algae blooms known as cyanotoxins.

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November 14, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of November 17. The committee will review the administration’s Ebola response effort, discuss the status of developing vaccines, diagnostics, and treatment options, and examine harmful algae blooms in drinking water.

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November 13, 2014 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water.”

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November 5, 2014 | Press Release

Upton: “I remain very optimistic and encouraged by the success that we have had over the past two years and look forward to seeing our #RecordOfSuccess grow.”

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November 3, 2014 | ICYMI

In a recent editorial, the Chicago Tribune argues it’s time to move beyond the political roadblocks and open Yucca Mountain, particularly in light of the release of NRC’s critical safety report confirming that this long-term nuclear waste repository would

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