House Natural Resources Committee Democrats

GOP Prepares to Cancel Key Environmental Rules - Will Dems Be United in Opposition?

Washington, D.C. – Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Monday sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to the entire House Democratic Caucus urging a united front against House Republican leaders’ plan to eliminate two environmental standards—the Stream Protection Rule and the Methane Waste Prevention Rule (MWPR)—using the Congressional Review Act (CRA).

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Republicans Block House Amendment to Assess Environmental Impact of Dakota Access Pipeline

Republicans late Tuesday blocked a House vote on an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act by Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) that would have made completion of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline dependent on the Army Corps of Engineers publishing a full environmental impact statement for the project. The amendment, originally offered on Monday, was technically “ruled out of order” by the majority of the House Rules Committee even though it complied fully with House rules.

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