Energy & Environment

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hold Roundtable with Energy Leaders on Addressing Cybersecurity Threats

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher hosted a roundtable discussion focused on critical cybersecurity challenges facing our country. With representatives from industry and academia, the group emphasized a collective imperative to increase engagement and collaboration on emerging best practices to combat increased cyber threats to our energy sector. C...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher’s Bill to Protect First Responders and Environment from PFAS Passes House of Representatives

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that her bill to protect first responders and the environment from PFAS passed the House of Representatives as a part of H.R. 2467, the bipartisan PFAS Action Act. The PFAS Action Act helps improve the safety of drinking water for communities across the country by preventing the contamination of wells and watersheds by these harmful chemicals....

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Congressman Kelly Armstrong Introduce REGROW Act To Clean Up Orphaned Wells

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REGROW Act

Last week, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Kelly Armstrong (ND-AL) introduced the bipartisan Revive Economic Growth and Reclaim Orphaned Wells (REGROW) Act of 2021 to clean up orphaned oil and gas wells, which can leak methane, contaminate groundwater, and create safety risks for neighboring communities. There are more than 56,000 documented “orphaned” oil and gas wells acros...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Joins Energy Secretary Granholm in Houston

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5.28 LF, Sec. Granholm at Air Liquide

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) joined the Secretary of Energy, Jennifer M. Granholm, as she visited Houston to discuss Houston’s energy economy and the American Jobs Plan. Secretary Granholm’s visit to the energy capital of the world is her first official trip outside of Washington, D.C. as Secretary of Energy. “It was an honor and a delight to welcome Secretary Granholm to Houston t...

TOMORROW: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher To Join Energy Secretary Granholm in Houston

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TOMORROW, May 28, 2021: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) will join the Secretary of Energy, Jennifer M. Granholm, as she visits Houston to discuss Houston’s energy economy and the American Jobs Plan. Secretary Granholm’s visit to the energy capital of the world is her first trip during her tenure as Secretary of Energy. Members of the media interested in attending must RSVP to Kevin.Liao@hq.d...

WATCH: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces Mayor Sylvester Turner at House Energy and Commerce Hearing on Texas Power Grid Failures

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**Watch Congresswoman Fletcher’s opening remarks HERE** **Watch Congresswoman Fletcher introduce Mayor Turner HERE** Today, the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee is holding a hearing to examine the Texas power grid failures during last month’s winter storm. Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) invited Mayor Sylvester Turner to testify. Other witnesses for today’s hearing incl...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, House Energy and Commerce Committee Call for Briefing with ERCOT Following Massive Power Grid Failures

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) wrote to Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) President and CEO Bill Magness to request a briefing to answer for ERCOT’s r...

ICYMI: Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Energy & Commerce Committee Leaders Demand Answers from Governor Abbott on Power Outage Crisis

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**WATCH: Fletcher discusses E&C Committee probe on MSNBC** “We’re not seeing the leadership in Austin that we need.” (Houston, TX) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) calle...

Four Texas Democrats blast Biden's moratorium on oil and gas leasing on federal lands

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WASHINGTON — Four Texas Democrats in the U.S. House are urging President Joe Biden to rescind his executive order pausing oil and gas leasing on federal lands, writing in a letter to the president that it’s the wrong time to take such action as the economy slowly recovers from the coronavirus downturn. “Now is not the time to jeopardize American jobs, or the critical tax and royalty revenues that ...

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...