Thursday, October 17, 2019

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Democratic leader presses EPA nominee

Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) sharply questioned Scott Pruitt, the nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, during a recent hearing in Washington, D.C.
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EPA urged to tighten chemical safety rules

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) recently sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy to urge her to strengthen the safety requirements in its proposed update to the Risk Management Program (RMP) chemical safety regulations.
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Senators request GAO investigation of NRC requests for additional information

A group of senators partially responsible for overseeing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting that it investigate the commission’s use of requests for additional information in its license application reviews.
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Inhofe: New NERA report shows clean power plan is ‘all pain for no gain’

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman, said the plan will increase energy rates.
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Senators rally around Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act ahead of vote

As the Senate prepares to vote on the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM) and David Vitter (R-LA), who wrote the bill, as well as Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman James Inhofe (R-OK), urged  fellow senators this week to pass the legislation.
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Senators reach consensus on chemical safety bill

Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) yesterday announced a breakthrough agreement in legislation to reform the nation's chemical safety law.
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Sen. Inhofe challenges White House Counsel over new hire’s Environmental Defense Fund history

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) challenged the recent hiring of Megan Ceronsky as a senior advisor for the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change.
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