Jul 24, 2013 Press Release
Chaired by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), the Energy and Environment Subcommittees today held a joint hearing to examine the EPA’s scientific processes and how the agency conducts its investigation into the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and groundwater.
Jul 23, 2013 Press Release
Weekly Congressional E-Newsletter sent on July 22, 2013.
Jul 22, 2013 Press Release
Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Chris Stewart (R-Utah) today sent a final letter to newly confirmed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy demanding the release of data that the agency has used as the basis of costly regulations. The Committee has repeatedly requested the data EPA uses to justify virtually every Clean Air Act regulation proposed and finalized by the Obama Administration.
During a series of questioning by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) at today’s House Natural Resources Committee hearing, the U.S. Department of Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell, agreed to work with Rep. Stewart to ensure that the Department would include the count of prairie dogs dwelling on privately owned land when assessing the endangered species status. The Utah prairie dog is listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that occurs in southwestern Utah. Currently, the federal government regularly counts the number of prairie dogs on public land, but does not count the number of animals on private land.
Jul 16, 2013 Press Release
Weekly Congressional E-Newsletter sent on July 15, 2013.
Jul 9, 2013 Press Release
Weekly Congressional E-Newsletter sent on July 8, 2013.
Jun 26, 2013 Press Release
Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment, held a second hearing to examine ways to improve the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather forecasting. Witnesses shared testimony on newly introduced legislation, the Weather Forecasting Improvement Act of 2013, which prioritizes forward-looking weather research and opens up NOAA’s process to encourage private sector weather solutions.
Jun 26, 2013 Press Release
In reaction to today’s supreme court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement:
Jun 25, 2013 Press Release
Today, President Obama outlined the Administration’s climate change plan, which would lead to increased energy costs and stunted economic growth. Following the announcement, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Environment, released the following statement:
Jun 21, 2013 Press Release
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it has backed away from its controversial study alleging groundwater contamination from hydraulic fracturing activities in Pavillion, Wyo. The study, released in December of 2011, was met with a firestorm of criticism and concerns, including the absence of peer review prior to the report’s release, a lack of data transparency, failure to adhere to information quality guidelines, and poor sampling and monitoring techniques that called into question the validity of the results.