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    Flood Control Infrastructure

    Witnesses testified at a hearing to assess the nation’s dams given recent flooding events in parts of California, Montana, and Wyoming. Lieutenant General Todd Semonite testified on the…

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    Infrastructure Funding and Modernization Efforts

    Officials from Oklahoma, West Virginia, Wyoming, Delaware, and Colorado testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on proposals to modernize infrastructure in…

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    Committee Vote on EPA Administrator Nomination

    The Environment and Public Works Committee advanced the president’s nomination for the next Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator to the Senate floor for full consideration. The…

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    EPA Administrator Nomination Vote

    Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair John Barrasso (R-WY) gaveled the committee into an executive session to vote on President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General…

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    EPA Administrator Confirmation Hearing, Part 1

    Scott Pruitt testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on his nomination to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Trump administration. Mr. Pruitt said he…

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    EPA Administrator Confirmation Hearing, Part 2

    Scott Pruitt testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on his nomination by President-elect Trump to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).…

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    Improving Water Supplies

    A Senate committee hearing examined new approaches to improve water supplies through innovative technologies. Witnesses included the board director of the Orange County, California, Water District and the chief of…

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    Nuclear Energy Regulation

    Federal officials, advocates, and scientists testified at a hearing on legislation dealing with advanced nuclear reactors and modernization of nuclear energy infrastructure. The bill would…

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    Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Affordability and Safety

    Local leaders and utility officials from around the nation testified at a hearing on the federal government’s role in maintaining and improving water and wastewater infrastructure. They…

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    EPA Regulations and the States

    State government officials testified at a hearing on how Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory actions affect states. Some of the witnesses said federal intervention in local…

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    International Climate Negotiations

    Representatives of groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the World Resources Institute, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, and the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research…

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    Highway and Mass Transit Funding

    House and Senate conferees made opening statements in a meeting to negotiate a long-term highway and mass transit funding bill. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill…

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    EPA Toxic River Spill

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing at hearing on the toxic river spill caused by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and one of its…

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    Greenhouse Gas Regulations and Energy Costs

    Environmental experts testified on the potential impact on energy costs of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulations on coal-fired power plants.

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    Clean Power Plan Regulations

    The attorneys general of Oklahoma and West Virginia were among the witnesses at a Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee hearing on the final rules of the Environmental Protection…

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    Proposed Carbon Dioxide Emission Rules

    Environmental regulation officials from five states testified about their problems and successes dealing with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon dioxide emissions…

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    Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Janet McCabe testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposals to limit emissions from new and existing power…

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    Federal Highway and Transit Programs

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and others testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on transportation infrastructure funding. He told committee members…

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    Chemical Facility Security

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials testified on chemical facility security. In 2013, President Obama, in response to…

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    Ozone Regulations

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulations to cut smog and ozone pollution.…

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