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    Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified n the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. In June 2014, the EPA proposed…

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    Climate Change Issues

    Four former Republican Environmental Protection Agency administrators were among the witnesses at a hearing on efforts to address global climate change. The former administrators, invited…

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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Recommendations

    Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) testified on the recommendations of their task force created after the 2011 Fukishima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in…

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    Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife and Agriculture

    Environmental specialists from the fishing, forestry, farming, and wildlife sectors testified on the economic effects of climate change on wildlife and agriculture industries.Senator Jon…

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    Transportation Infrastructure

    Witnesses testified on national, state and local perspectives on the need for federal transportation infrastructure investment and priorities for the next surface transportation…

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    Environmental Protection Agency Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Environmental Protection Agency Administration Gina McCarthy testified on her agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. Many of the questions centered on oversight of the agency…

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    Transportation infrastructure Investments

    Thomas Donohue and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka testified on federal funding for transportation infrastructure and MAP-21, the current transportation law that expires in September 2014.…

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    West Virginia Chemical Spill

    West Virginia state representatives and environmental experts testified on the safety of drinking water following a January 2014 chemical leak that left several thousand West Virginia…

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    Fukushima Task Force Recommendations

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) commissioners testified on efforts to implement the Fukushima Near-Term Task Force recommendations. The task force, formed in reaction to the…

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    Climate Change Policy

    Federal officials and climate specialists testified on the Obama administration’s climate change policy. The plan includes a number of executive actions targeting carbon…

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    Transportation Infrastructure Investments

    State officials, representatives from transportation industry groups, and members of national commissions testified on the status of transportation infrastructure needs in the United States…

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    Transportation Infrastructure Funding

    Witnesses testified on the implementation of the Moving Ahead for Progress law that funds highways, mass transit, and other surface transportation programs for two years.

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    Chemical Threats

    Recent explosions at chemical plants in Texas and Louisiana killed 16 people and injured hundreds of others. Witnesses testified on ways to mitigate chemical threats and avoid future…

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    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Confirmation Vote

    The Committee on Environment and Public Works held a business meeting to consider the nomination of Gina McCarthy to be administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The…

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    Senator Lautenberg's Arrival at a Committee Meeting

    A rescheduled business meeting of the Committee on Environment and Public Works was held to consider the nomination of Gina McCarthy to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection…

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    Senate Committee on Environmental Protection Agency Nominee

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a meeting to vote on the nomination of Gina McCarthy to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but…

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    EPA Administrator Nomination Hearing

    Gina McCarthy, the president’s nominee to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Much…

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    Port Maintenance

    Alabama, California and Louisiana Port Authority officials testified about the state of U.S. ports and harbors. They urged Congress to change the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF)…

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    Hurricane Sandy Impact and Recovery

    Members of Congress from New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware spoke about damage and ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy. During their comments…

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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nominations

    Witnesses testified about their nomination to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Among the issues they addressed were nuclear waste storage, working relations among commissioners,…

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