Energy & Environment

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Pipeline Safety Legislation

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(Washington, DC) – Today, Representatives Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Marc Veasey (TX-33), Bob Latta (OH-05), and Troy Balderson (OH-12) introduced the Pipeline Safety Pilot Program Act. The bill establishes a pilot program for pipeline safety enhancement at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). This will allow testing of cutting-edge pipeline safety technologies in ever... Read more »

Congresswoman Fletcher and Congressman Jack Bergman Introduce Bipartisan Carbon Capture Bill to Provide Direct Pay for Carbon Capture Tax Credit

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-01) introduced H.R. 7896, the Redeeming Effectiveness to Carbon Oxide Utilization Plus Sequestration (RECOUPS) Act of 2020. This bipartisan legislation would provide a direct pay option for Section 45Q tax credits for carbon capture and sequestration. “Investing in carbon capture technology is critical to our... Read more »

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Key Victories in House Appropriations Bill; Passes Amendment to Support Energy Research

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) highlighted key victories for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District and communities across the country in H.R. 7617, the second “minibus” of fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations bills, which passed earlier today. The appropriations package included Congresswoman Fletcher’s amendment to increase funding for the Department of Energy’s Fossil E... Read more »

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 »