The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a proposed rule to further consider cross-state air pollution and its potential impact on the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Comments are due January 19.
This Week’s Hearings:
On Thursday, December 10, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing concerning “Terrorism and the Global Oil Markets.”
On Tuesday, December 8, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, will hold a hearing titled “Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth’s Climate.” The subcommittee states that hearing is expected to focus on “the ongoing debate over climate science, the impact of federal funding on the objectivity of climate research, and the ways in which political pressure can suppress opposing viewpoints in the field of climate science.”
On Monday, December 7, the House Natural Resources Committee will hold an oversight field hearing in Riverhead, NY, to address “Restoring Atlantic Fisheries and Protecting the Regional Seafood Economy.”
On Tuesday, December 8, the House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, will hold an oversight hearing to examine “Ensuring Certainty for Royalty Payments on Federal Resource Production.”
On Wednesday, December 9, the House Natural Resources Committee will hold an oversight hearing to consider the Department of the Interior’s role in the EPA’s Animas spill.
Stream Protection Rule
On Tuesday, December 8, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing titled “Examining the Stream Protection Rule.” The Department of the Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, Janice Schneider, will testify.
On Wednesday, December 8, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Research and Technology, will hold a hearing regarding “The Future of Biotechnology: Solutions for Energy, Agriculture and Manufacturing.” Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Biosciences Principal Deputy, Dr. Mary Maxon, will testify.