Also known as fracking, hydraulic fracturing is a controversial well-stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a hydraulically pressurized liquid made of water, sand, and chemicals in order to better access gas and petroleum in the Earth.

House Committee on Energy and Commerce  Subcommittee on Environment Hearing: New Source Review Permitting Challenges for Manufacturing and Infrastructure Witnesses: Ms. Emily Hammond: Glen Earl Weston Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School; Mr. Jeffrey R. Holmstead: Partner, Bracewell LLP; Mr. View Full Post
Both the House and Senate are in session at the beginning of next week.  House Democrats are still scheduled to depart Wednesday afternoon for their annual issues conference in the Maryland Eastern shore House Committee on Energy and Commerce – Hearing Topic: Subcommittee on Energy Hearing: DOE Modernization: Advancing the Economic and National Security Benefits of America’s Nuclear Infrastructure Time: 02/06/2018, 10:00 AM Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee – Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Legislative Hearing Time: 02/07/2018, 10:00 AM Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building S. View Full Post
Both the House and Senate are in session at the beginning of next week.  House and Senate Republicans depart next Wednesday afternoon for the Greenbrier Resort in WV for their annual issues conference. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Hearing: Department of Energy: Management and Priorities Time: 01/30/2018, 10:00 AM Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Full Committee Hearing: “Oversight Hearing to Receive Testimony from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.” Time: 01/30/2018, 10:00 AM Location: Room 406 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee: Full Committee Hearing on Natural Hazards Time: 01/30/2018, 10:00 AM Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources markup to consider the nominations of Melissa F. View Full Post
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee: Full Committee Hearing to Examine the Domestic and Global Energy Outlook Time: 01/16/2018, 10:00 AM Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee: Subcommittee on Water and Power Hearing to Examine the Bureau of Reclamation’s Title Transfer Process and Potential Benefits to Federal and Non-Federal Stakeholders Time: 01/17/2018, 10:00 AM Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building Senate Environment and Public Works Committee: Full Committee Hearing: “America’s Water Infrastructure Needs and Challenges: Federal Panel.” Time: 01/17/2018, 10:00 AM Location: Room 406 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee: Full Committee Hearing to Consider DOE Nominees Time: 01/18/2018, 10:00 AM Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Hearing: “America’s Water Resources Infrastructure: Approaches to Enhanced Project Delivery” Time: 01/18/2018, 10:00 AM Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. View Full Post
During his first year in Washington, President Trump made his mark on energy and environmental issues by issuing executive orders (EOs), proclamations, and presidential memoranda.  Seeking to undo regulations enacted during the Obama administration, President Trump withdrew from the Paris climate accord, rescinded the Clean Power Plan, scaled back regulations on the fossil fuel industry, and pushed for more drilling on land and at sea.  View Full Post
House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy Hearing: DOE Modernization: Advancing DOE’s Mission for National, Economic, and Energy Security of the United States Time: 01/09/2018, 10:00 AM Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. House Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities Hearing: China’s Pursuit of Emerging and Exponential Technologies Time: 01/09/2018, 2:00 PM Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. View Full Post
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the “Interior Department’s and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s permitting processes for energy and resource infrastructure projects and opportunities to improve the efficiency, transparency, and accountability of federal decisions for such projects.” Date: Tuesday, Dec. View Full Post
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the nominations of Timothy Petty to be an assistant Interior secretary; and Linda Capuano to be administrator of the Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration. Date: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. Place: 366 Dirksen Bldg. View Full Post