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April 15, 2024

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

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EPA Releases Emissions Rules Aimed at Boosting EVs
EPA released proposed rules ramping up emissions requirements for cars and trucks, which are expected to drive electrification of the transportation sector.
GAO Urges FERC, DOE to Act on Climate Change
GAO urged FERC and the DOE to develop strategies for responding to increasing stresses on the electric grid from climate change.
EPA Nominee Regan Receives Bipartisan Support
North Carolina Environmental Secretary Michael Regan, President Biden’s nominee for EPA administrator, appears well on his way to confirmation.
Senate Nuke Development Bill May Hinge on Waste Issue
A bipartisan Senate bill intended to speed development of advanced nuclear reactors appears to have broad support, but the plants' waste remains an issue.
Senate EPW Committee Advances Wheeler Nomination
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted 11-10 to advance the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be EPA administrator to the full Senate.
Dems Press EPA’s Wheeler on Climate at Confirmation Hearing
Senate Democrats pressed acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on the agency’s efforts to reverse Obama policies on vehicle and power plant emissions.
Stakeholders Call for Streamlining Federal Review of Projects
Electric infrastructure projects are often stymied by federal regulatory reviews that seem to drag on forever, witnesses told a U.S. Senate committee.
Dems Unmoved by EPA Pick’s Charm Offensive
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee he did not agree with Trump's claim that climate change is a hoax.

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