Energy, Clean Air and Natural Resources Committee

This committee focuses on all aspects of energy, clean air, climate change, and natural resources. 

This committee focuses on all aspects of energy, clean air, climate change, and natural resources. 

Specifically, on such matters as the regulation of energy production, transmission, and utilization, as well as air, natural resources, and climate change, the committee considers whether laws and regulations are reasonable, based on sound science and the best data available, account for health risks and environmental impact, and avoid unnecessary burdens while fostering economic growth and greater energy security. The committee also addresses legal and regulatory reforms and other safeguards against regulatory abuses by administrative agencies. 

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Recent Activity

CommentFeb 26, 2018 - 6:15pm

Multi-Association Comments to EPA on ANPR on State Guidelines for GHG Emissions from Existing Electric Generating Units

TO: The Honorable E. Scott PruittAdministratorU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyAttention Docket ID No. EPA- HQ-OAR-2017-0545EPA Docket Center, U.S. EPA, Mailcode: 28221T1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20460

Letters to CongressDec 11, 2017 - 4:15pm

Hill Letter to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on FAST-41 Permit Streamlining

Dear Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Cantwell: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauds you for conducting a hearing to examine the permitting processes at Department of Interior (DOI) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for energy and resource infrastructure projects.

Issue BriefNov 13, 2017 - 9:00am

Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards

The National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone is an outdoor air regulation established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act. Ground-level ozone is a gas that occurs both naturally and forms due to chemical reactions between nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds, which are emitted from industrial facilities, power plants, vehicle exhaust, and chemical solvents.

Above the FoldAug 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
Power lines course through the hills east of San Francisco Bay

An Important, if Unsurprising, Study on our Electricity Grid from DOE

Earlier this year, the Secretary of Energy requested a report from the Department examining the nation’s electricity grid.

Above the FoldAug 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
Natural Gas Fracking near Farmington, NM, in an area that is plentiful with natural gas. Fracking is a common practice in this area.

The Natural Gas Export Boom

We continue to produce a lot of natural gas from the shale boom.

Letters to CongressJul 18, 2017 - 9:45am

Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting H.R. 806 and S. 263, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act

Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Speaker Ryan, and Minority Leaders Schumer and Pelosi:

CommentJul 14, 2017 - 11:15am

Comments to DOE on Request for Information on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

VIA ELECTRONIC FILINGTo: U.S. Department of EnergyOffice of the General Counsel1000 Independence Ave SW, Room 6A245Washington, DC 20585(Regulatory.Review@hq.doe.gov)