congressman henry waxman

Without Delay: Congress to Fast-Track Climate Legislation

Without Delay: Congress to Fast-Track Climate Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC, January 15, 2009 (ENS) – The heads of some of America’s largest corporations together with the leaders of five of the country’s largest environmental groups today presented a joint plan to Congress for climate protection legislation. Congressional Democrats met their call for immediate action with assurances that they agree – there is no…

EPA Chief Silent on White House Involvement in Key Decisions

EPA Chief Silent on White House Involvement in Key Decisions

By J.R. Pegg WASHINGTON, DC, May 21, 2008 (ENS) – The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stonewalled Democratic lawmakers Tuesday, refusing to provide information about the role the White House played in recent agency decisions involving the regulation of greenhouse gases and the finalization of a new federal smog standard. The defiance of…

Nationalwide Ban on New Power Plants Without CO2 Controls Proposed

Nationalwide Ban on New Power Plants Without CO2 Controls Proposed

WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2008 (ENS) – Two powerful House Democrats Tuesday introduced legislation that would require new coal-fired electric generating plants to use state-of-the-art control technology to capture and sequester emissions of carbon dioxide, CO2, the primary greenhouse gas responsible for climate change. Congressman Henry Waxman of California, who chairs the House Government Oversight…

EPA Faces Wave of Challenges to California Waiver Denial

EPA Faces Wave of Challenges to California Waiver Denial

WASHINGTON, DC, December 21, 2007 (ENS) – A powerful Congressional committee has launched an investigation into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s denial of California’s request to impose limits on greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles and other tailpipe toxics. It is the first time a waiver request has been denied under the federal Clean Air…