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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.
Another $200 million in economic investment coming to Southeast Texas
LA PORTE, TEXAS -- Linde North America will invest more than $200 million to build a large, state-of-the art air separation unit (ASU), a new gasification train and supporting equipment and facilities in La Porte, Texas. The state-of-the art plants are scheduled to come on-stream in the first quarter of 2015.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman today Tuesday to approve completion of the northern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil each day to Southeast Texas refineries.
Washington D.C. - The White House Press Secretary yesterday criticized “historic levels of obstructionism” after Senate Republicans asked for Gina McCarthy, the President’s nominee to become EPA Administrator, to answer basic questions about the data underlying major regulations. Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement.
Washington, D.C. – The House Science Committee's Energy and Environment Subcommittees today held a joint hearing to examine the safety and environmental features of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The project submitted a Presidential Permit over four years ago and has undergone extensive review since then.
Washington, D.C. – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today announced a joint hearing of the Energy and Environment Subcommittees scheduled for Tuesday May 7, titled, Keystone XL Pipeline: Examination of Scientific and Environmental Issues at 10:00 a.m. in 2318 Rayburn House Office Building.
WASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau today announced that Interior will offer more than 21 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in a lease sale that will include all available unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area.
WASHINGTON, DC – The shale gas revolution is transforming America’s energy landscape and economy. We have seen dramatic growth in domestic natural gas production over the past decade, and according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, production is expected to expand from 23.0 trillion cubic feet in 2011 to 33.1 trillion cubic feet in 2040, a 44 percent increase.
January 10, 1901 - Texas changes the world and gives birth to the modern energy industry when Patillo Higgins and Captain Anthony Lucas struck oil at Spindletop in Southeast Texas.
Southeast Texas oil revolutionized the world economy and propelled mankind forward into the 20th Century.