Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Senate Environment and Public Works News

Inhofe criticizes EPA nominee list for chartered CASAC

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, recently wrote to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy about the nominees for the EPA’s chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC).
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West Virginia attorney general wants EPA to honor stay; stop advancing energy regulation

Over the past year, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has taken numerous steps to ensure the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) does not get enforced.
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Inhofe calls EPA’s proposed methane regulations unnecessary

Following a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement of proposed methane regulations on the oil and gas industry, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who chairs the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, condemned the rules as costly and unnecessary.
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Inhofe calls for transparency in EPA selection of science advisors

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who chairs the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, recently sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy addressing transparency in the agency’s selection process for science advisors.
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Boxer advocates increased investment in water infrastructure

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) recently advocated for more investment in America’s water infrastructure at an Environment and Public Works Committee hearing entitled “The Federal Role in Keeping Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Affordable.”
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Boxer supports environmental policy to fight climate change at EPW hearing

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, recently spoke of the importance of environmental policies at a committee hearing entitled “Examining the Role of Environmental Policies on Access to Energy and Economic Opportunity.”
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Inhofe sends letter to McCarthy on Volkswagen investigation

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who serves as the chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, recently wrote to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy regarding her agency’s investigation into the diesel emissions violations of Volkswagen.
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Inhofe continues pushing on EPA promotion efforts for WOTUS rule

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, recently sent three letters related to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) promotional efforts surrounding the Waters of the United States rule — some of which were deemed illegal by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
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Boxer speaks out for bipartisan bill to increase funding for drinking water infrastructure improvements

Following reports of lead in the drinking water of Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member, urged the advancement of the Drinking Water Safety and Infrastructure Act.
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Inhofe introduces legislation to increase funding available for water system infrastructure improvements

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, recently proposed legislation, co-authored by U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), that would increase the amount of funding available for communities around the country, like Flint, Michigan, dealing with failing water infrastructure.
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34 Senators, 171 Representatives file amicus brief supporting case against EPA’s Clean Power Plan

A group of 34 Senators and 171 Representative recently filed an amicus brief in a case raised by 27 states to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan regulation.
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Inhofe slams President Obama budget request over State Revolving Fund allocations

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) criticized President Barack Obama following a POLITICO report suggesting that he will seek to increase the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund while cutting the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.
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Boxer advocates for Stream Protection Rule in EPW hearing

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), recently addressed the committee during a hearing on the Stream Protection Rule, which would regulate mining actions around the nation’s waterways.
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Boxer, Feinstein to introduce amendment for federal review of Aliso Canyon gas leak

U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) recently announced that they will introduce an amendment to energy legislation under Senate review that would require federal review and recommendations of the natural gas lead at Aliso Canyon in their home state.
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Boxer writes op-ed on importance of laws protecting public health

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), ranking member on the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, recently penned an op-ed for Huffington Post underscoring the importance of laws protecting American water quality and criticizing Republican committee members for trying to weaken them.
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Boxer lauds EPW advancement of Lake Tahoe Restoration Act

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), ranking member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, applauded the EPW’s advancement of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015, for which she is a co-sponsor.
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Boxer slams Republicans for advancing Bipartisan Sportsman Act with provisions potentially threatening public health

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) vowed to block the Bipartisan Sportsmen Act after a Republican majority in the Environment and Public Works Committee, of which she is a ranking member, advanced the bill despite provisions that potentially threaten public health.
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Boxer and Feinstein request federal aid to stop Aliso Canyon natural gas leak

U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) recently wrote to the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting assistance in addressing a natural gas leak in their home state.
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Inhofe: GAO finding confirms suspicions on EPA’s WOTUS promotion

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman, responded this week to the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) finding that the Environmental Protection Agency’s social media campaigns in support of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule amounted to covert propaganda.
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Inhofe criticizes EPA use of social cost of methane

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) recently sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, criticizing her agency for using the social cost of methane (SCM) in calculating the monetary benefits of its proposed regulation on methane oil and gas.
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