Energy & Environment

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads Energy Subcommittee Briefing Call on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Energy Jobs

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(Houston, TX) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy, convened the subcommittee for a briefing on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on energy jobs and potential paths to accelerate the U.S. energy industry’s economic recovery. “I represent the energy capital of the world, and we are feeling the impacts of the COVI... Read more »

Fletcher, Torres Small Lead Letter to Call on Select Committee on Climate Crisis to Incentivize Direct Air Capture Technology

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) announced their letter to call on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis to include a higher credit level under the new 45Q tax credit for direct air capture (DAC) in its recommendations, and maintain the current inclusion of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) among the qualified uses of carbon dioxide f... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Applauds IRS Guidance on Carbon Capture Tax Credit

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) is pleased the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued interim guidance on the 45Q tax credit following her bipartisan effort. This guidance will help businesses understand how they can benefit from legislation passed in 2018 intended incentivize carbon capture and removal technology projects. Earlier this month, Congresswoman Fletcher and... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Congressman David Schweikert Call on Treasury Department to Provide Guidance On Carbon Capture Tax Credit

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX-07) and Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ-06) announced their call for the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to issue critical guidance on the 45Q tax credit as quickly as possible. In 2018, Congress passed the Furthering Carbon Capture, Utilization, Technology, Underground Storage, and Reduced Emissions... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Opening Statement at Hearing on the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP)

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(As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon. I would like to join Chairwoman Stevens in welcoming you to today’s joint hearing between the Research and Technology, and Environment subcommittees on reauthorizing the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program or NWIRP. NWIRP was established in 2004 to improve the understanding of windstorms and their impacts, and to work to mitigate those impacts in... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Legislation to Protect Health of First Responders Passes Committee

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s (TX-07) legislation to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue guidance to protect the health of first responders when using foam containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to fight fires passed the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. PFAS are a group of chemicals used in a variety of industries, including in the f... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Opening Statement at Hearing on the Future of the Earth Prediction Innovation Center

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(Submitted for the record) Good afternoon, and welcome to the Subcommittee on Environment’s hearing entitled “A Task of EPIC Proportions: Reclaiming U.S. Leadership in Weather Modeling and Prediction.” I would like to thank all of our witnesses for being here today to discuss the current state and future of the Earth Prediction Innovation Center, or EPIC, and its role in improving U.S. weather fo... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Proposes Tax Credit To Incentivize the Use of Natural Gas

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) introduced H.R. 5089, the Alternative Fuel Tax Credit (AFTC) Extension Act of 2019, which extends the $0.50 per gallon excise tax credit on alternative fuel used as motor fuel, including compressed, liquefied, and renewable natural gas, among others. “This tax credit encourages investments in c... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Opening Statement at Hearing on Space Weather

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(As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon and welcome to today’s joint subcommittee hearing on advancing our nation’s space weather activities. I am happy to be here with my colleague, Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee Chairwoman Horn to discuss the important topic of space weather. The term space weather may not be familiar to everyone, but we are aware of some of its more benign examples, such... Read more »

Congresswoman Fletcher Votes To Maintain American Energy Independence

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Fletcher (TX-07) voted against bills intended to stop domestic offshore oil and gas exploration, including H.R. 1941, the Coast and Marine Economies Protection Act and H.R. 205, the Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act of 2019. “Offshore exploration is a critical part of our energy mix and essential to our energy independence and economic stabilit... Read more »