Thursday, October 17, 2019

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U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce News

Three congressmen criticize EPA’s proposed vehicle emissions targets

U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Michael Burgess (R-TX) and Pete Olson (R-TX) criticized the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently released proposed emissions targets for cars in model years 2022-25, which they argue will have severe cost implications for manufacturers and consumers.
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Three congressmen respond to 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard requirements

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, recently joined with other congressmen in issuing a statement on the EPA’s final rule on the 2017 requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
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Two congressmen question EPA’s Volkswagen settlement

U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Tim Murphy (R-PA), the respective chairs of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, recently wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy about the agency’s settlement with Volkswagen.
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Olson and Chabot question EPA administrator following proposed refrigerant regulation

U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) and U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) recently sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on the agency’s proposed rule to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.
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Upton, Whitfield, Burgess request extended comment period from EPA, NHTS

U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) recently wrote a letter requesting an extended public comment period on a draft technical assessment relating to emissions standards for light-duty vehicles.
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Upton and Shimkus celebrate chemical safety reform becoming law

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), who chairs the Energy and Commerce Committee, and U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, (R-IL) who chairs the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee, recently celebrated the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act becoming law.
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President Obama signs PIPES Act into Law

President Barack Obama recently signed the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2016 into law, allowing for reform of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) that will make it more efficient and transparent.
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Ryan appoints 13 Energy and Commerce members for conference with Senate on energy package

The House recently voted to bring its amendment to S. 2012, a comprehensive energy package, in a Conference with the Senate, leading House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to appoint 13 members of the Energy and Commerce Committee to aid in House negotiations.
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House advances bipartisan chemical safety bill

The House recently advanced the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, an overhaul of the regulations on chemical safety contained in the Toxic Substances Control Act, with a vote of 403 to 12.
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Energy and Power, Environment and Economy Subcommittees grill McCarthy during EPA budget hearing

The House Energy and Power and Environment and Economy Subcommittees recently questioned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on issues including the economic the impact of EPA regulations during a hearing on the EPA’s budget for FY 2017.
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House Energy and Commerce Committee summarizes H.R. 4775

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce recently issued a fact sheet on H.R. 4775, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016, which would ease the implementation process of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ozone standards for states.
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House advances SENSE Act protecting coal refuse-to-energy facilities

The House recently advanced the Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act, H.R. 3797, which would prevent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations from blocking operations at the nation’s 19 coal refuse-to-energy facilities.
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House approves six energy bills

The House recently approved six energy bills from the Energy and Commerce Committee, covering energy efficient measures in federal buildings, hydroelectric projects and amendments to the Federal Power Act.
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House advances Brick Act

The House recently advanced the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act, H.R. 4557, which seeks to block implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brick MACT rule until a judicial review of its measures is complete.
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House advances three energy legislation modernization bills

The House of Representatives recently advanced three bipartisan energy bills from the Energy and Commerce Committee that collectively work toward the committee’s goal of modernizing energy legislation.
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BRICK Act seeks to prevent Brick MACT regulation implementation until court cases decided

The House Energy and Commerce Committee recently highlighted H.R. 4557, The Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act, a bill seeking to mitigate the effects of recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on the American brick industry.
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House committee debates bill to improve communication about drinking water lead levels

The House Energy and Commerce Committee began debate on H.R. 4470, a bill drafted in response to the Flint, Michigan, drinking water crisis, with U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), who chairs the committee, delivering an opening statement.
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Energy and Power Subcommittee advances 12 energy infrastructure bills

The Energy and Power Subcommittee recently advanced 12 bills, aimed at modernizing the country’s energy infrastructure and blocking some energy regulations, to the full Energy and Commerce Committee for approval.
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House Energy and Power Subcommittee begins markup on 12 energy bills

The House Energy and Power Subcommittee met this week for opening statements on a markup of 12 energy bills, which address regulatory oversight, amendments to existing legislation and hydroelectric power.
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Upton and Pallone request information on Flint water crisis from EPA, Michigan DEQ

U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) recently sent letters to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) requesting information on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
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