Environment and the Economy

Chairman:  John Shimkus (IL-19)
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

Chairman: John Shimkus (IL)
Vice Chairman: Phil Gingrey (GA)
Ralph Hall (TX)
Ed Whitfield (KY)
Joe Pitts (PA)
Tim Murphy (PA)
Bob Latta (OH)
Gregg Harper (MS)
Bill Cassidy (LA)
David McKinley (WV)
Gus Bilirakis (FL)
Bill Johnson (OH)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI)

Democrats

Ranking Member: Paul Tonko (NY)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ)
Gene Green (TX)
Diana DeGette (CO)
Lois Capps (CA)
Jerry McNerney (CA)
John D. Dingell (MI)
Jan Schakowsky (IL)
John Barrow (GA)
Doris O. Matsui (CA)
Henry A. Waxman (CA)

July 10, 2013 | Press Release

The Energy and Power Subcommittee today approved an important piece of legislation designed to protect Americans from expensive new EPA regulations that threaten to drive up energy costs for consumers and families and destroy jobs. Rep.

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July 9, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) today engaged in a colloquy on the House floor in support of language included the FY 2014 Energy and Water Appropriations bill to provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with the funds needed to complete its rev

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July 9, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe requesting information about the methodology used by the agency to estimate the cost impacts of its rulemakin

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July 9, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: Many economically significant Clean Air Act regulations issued by EPA in recent years affect far more than just the directly regulated industry sectors. The regulations’ compliance costs include price effects and other costs that ripple through the U.S. economy. Yet EPA does not typically report these costs to the wider economy in its public Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIAs).

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July 8, 2013 | ICYMI

NRC is a year late in issuing final ruling on license application for nuclear waste site.

By Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. John Dingell (D-MI)

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