Energy & Environment

EPA Announces More than $3.5 Million for Texas Environmental Justice Projects As Part of Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America Agenda

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $3,578,356 to fund six Texas projects in Dallas, the Houston area, and a Border community near El Paso that advance environmental justice as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. The organizations, which EPA selected through its Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem Solving Cooperative Agreement and…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Nearly $1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Funding Allocated for Houston Region

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Today, on the second anniversary of the signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), highlighted that the Houston region has already received allocations of $911,436,609 in IIJA funding.  The IIJA is the largest, long-term investment in the country’s infrastructure in nearly a century. …

Houston receives $1.2B for clean energy initiatives across the region

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Houston will receive up to $1.2 billion as part of the Gulf Coast Hydrogen Hub for the purpose of supporting hydrogen initiatives in the region, according to an Oct. 13 news release from the White House. The details The hydrogen hub project will be run by HyVelocity, a group of organizations working together to promote clean hydrogen in Texas, southwest…

ICYMI: Ahead of Potential Government Shutdown, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Shares Information on Shutdown Impact

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) shared additional information with constituents about how a government shutdown could impact residents of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District and what to expect if Congress fails to appropriate funds required for the federal government to function.  Unless the House and Senate vote to continue funding the government, funding will lapse…

Shutdown's energy transition impacts

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Lawmakers believe the U.S. energy transition will be rattled by the expected government shutdown. Why it matters: A shutdown won't completely halt federal climate efforts — but it'll gum up the works and could hurt investor confidence in the U.S. economy, with impacts trickling down to growth sectors like low-carbon energy and tech manufacturing. Driving the news: Congress is likely to…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher visits Rice to discuss climate change and geothermal energy

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Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Texas) visited the Rice campus Aug. 29. During the visit, she caught up with the university’s leadership team, including Rice President Reginald DesRoches, Rice Provost Amy Dittmar and Vice President of Public Affairs Melinda Spaulding Chevalier, before she met with Rice faculty to discuss climate change, geothermal energy and the university’s research in these…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Publishes 2023 Mid-Year Report

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) published her 2023 Mid-Year Report, detailing her work on behalf of Texas’ Seventh Congressional District from January through June this year.  The report highlights Congresswoman Fletcher’s work on legislative and constituent matters. “From introducing legislation important to our community, to ensuring implementation of major…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Reintroduces Legislation To Reduce Carbon Emissions from Refineries

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CLEAR Act

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) reintroduced the Carbon Limiting Emissions At Refineries (CLEAR) Act to support the research and development of projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the downstream energy sector.  The CLEAR Act authorizes a $200 million program at the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide grants for demonstration…

Federal Funding, Advocacy & Flood Resiliency for the Greater West Houston Region

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On April 12th, the West Houston Association hosted our Federal Issues Luncheon featuring Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher of Texas’ 7th Congressional District. Congressional District 7 spans across a large portion of the Greater West Houston region overlapping parts of both Harris and Fort Bend Counties. WHA Board Member Alia Vinson (Allen Boone Humphries Robinson,…

Congress Considers Bills to Lessen Restrictions on LNG Exports

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On February 16, 2023, Senators John Kennedy, Ted Cruz, Shelley Moore Capito, and Kevin Cramer filed Senate Bill (SB) 438, which is the reintroduction of the Natural Gas Export Expansion Act. The bill aims to amend the Natural Gas Act to provide for expanded natural gas exports in the United States.  The Natural Gas Act of 1938, as amended, requires any person who wishes to engage in…