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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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    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 by…

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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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    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 the Clean…

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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 Japan. Some…

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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 as well as coal plants,…

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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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