Energy & Environment

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Re-Appointed To Serve on House Committee on Energy & Commerce

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) was re-appointed to serve on the House Committee on Energy & Commerce in the 118th Congress.  The Committee has wide jurisdiction over issues important to Texas’ Seventh Congressional District, including health care and energy.  Congresswoman Fletcher will serve on the Subcommittee on Energy, Climate and Grid Security as well…

EPA Announces Texas Organizations to Receive Over $3 Million for Air Monitoring Projects

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By: Jennah Durant and Joe Robledo  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that six Texas organizations will receive $3,050,010 from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act and American Rescue Plan to enhance air quality monitoring in marginalized communities. The project is focused on communities that are underserved, historically marginalized, and overburdened by…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Strengthen Coastal Revenue Sharing Program

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RISEE Act Introduced

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Congressman Tom Rice (SC-07), Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14), and Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) introduced the bipartisan Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies and Ecosystems (RISEE) Act.  This legislation would help protect coastal communities by creating a new stream of funding for coastal infrastructure and flood…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Congressman Dan Crenshaw Lead Bipartisan Effort Advocating for Hydrogen Hub to be Established in Houston

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Dan Crenshaw (TX-02) led ten of their colleagues in the Texas Delegation in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, making the case for the Department to select Houston as a location for a hydrogen hub under the program created in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Releases 2022 Mid-Year Report for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released her 2022 Mid-Year Report detailing her work representing Texas’ Seventh Congressional District in the first half of this year.  The report highlights Congresswoman Fletcher’s work on legislation and constituent matters. “I am honored and proud to represent Texas’ Seventh Congressional District, and to bring the voices…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Historic Inflation Reduction Act

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Inflation Reduction Act Passed

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, H.R. 5376, to lower inflation, lower the cost of prescription drugs, and implement smart energy policy to reduce emissions and fight climate change.  “The Inflation Reduction Act delivers meaningful results for Houston families, lowering health care costs, strengthening our economy,…

Editorial: No, hell didn’t freeze over. Here's why climate bill is close to passing.

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This week, five years ago, Houston was reeling from three years of major floods — Memorial Day, Tax Day, Memorial Day again. Many of us were soggy but still skeptical of whether the heavy rains were really connected to climate change. Then came Hurricane Harvey at the end of August and its biblical downpour, dumping more than 50 inches of rain onto the city. Bird’s-eye view…

Democrats’ massive climate package is mixed bag for Texas oil and gas producers

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Democrats are on the cusp of passing the most significant climate legislation in history, but the final product is a far cry from where they started. The latest version of the so-called “budget reconciliation” package features hundreds of billions of dollars for climate and energy, including incentives to boost renewable energy production and the adoption of electric…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Highlights Key Victories in Government Funding Bill

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the FY 2023 Six-Bill Appropriations Minibus, H.R. 8294, a government spending bill that funds multiple departments and agencies, and invests in critical water and flooding infrastructure, makes key investments in clean energy technologies, provides funding for election security, and more.  The bill passed the House by a vote…

Four Texas Democrats in Congress warn Biden against restricting U.S. oil exports

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Four Texas Democrats in Congress are warning President Joe Biden against restricting U.S. oil exports as a way of fighting high gas prices. “We urge you and your administration to reject any well-intentioned but misguided calls to curtail American crude oil and/or petroleum exports in reaction to the high gasoline and diesel prices currently seen at the pump,” the Texas Democrats say in…