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WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Monday welcomed Vice President Joe Biden to the Port of Houston and challenged the Obama administration to approve billions of dollars in new infrastructure currently blocked by the Environmental Protection Agency.
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday extracted a promise from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to take immediate action on permits to expand refineries and export facilities in Southeast Texas.
“The EPA has a history of making promises they have no intention to honor, so I’ll work to hold her to her word,” said Stockman. “Folks in Southeast Texas are waiting on 13,000 new jobs in and $52 billion in new economic growth that’s being held up by the EPA.”
Three Texas universities will launch a new safety institute designed to help offshore drilling regulators keep pace with rapidly evolving technology for extracting oil and gas from the sea floor, Interior Department officials announced Thursday.
Washington, D.C. – Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise’s anti-carbon tax amendment passed the House today by a vote of 237 to 176. Passage of the amendment marks the first time the House has gone on record opposing a carbon tax.
Washington, D.C. – The Science, Space, and Technology Committee today approved legislation that improves how the EPA will go about its ongoing study of the relationship between hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” and groundwater. The EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study Improvement Act [H.R.
Washington, D.C. – The Energy and Environment Subcommittees today held a joint hearing to examine the EPA’s scientific processes and how the agency conducts its investigation into the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and groundwater.
Washington, D.C. – The Energy Subcommittee today held a hearing to examine coal-related technology challenges and opportunities, with an emphasis on enhancing the impact of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) research and development (R&D) activities.
Washington, D.C. – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) today sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Robert Perciasepe demanding the release of data underpinning costly new air quality rules.
Washington D.C. – The Environment Subcommittee today held a hearing to examine the EPA’s upcoming review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. As directed by the Clean Air Act, the EPA reviews and sets standards for pollutants considered harmful to public health and the environment every five years. During the last review in 2008, the ozone standard was set at 75 parts per billion.