Senate EPW Committee Majority Staff Unveils 2015 Accomplishments Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today released the Senate EPW Committee Majority Staff’s accomplishments report for 2015.

“I am proud to release a comprehensive report of the Senate EPW Committee’s accomplishments from this past year, which include enactment of the first long term highway bill in 10 years.  Building on our 2015 accomplishments, in 2016 we plan to complete reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act which are needed to protect the health of American families, provide regulatory certainty to American businesses, and create hundreds of thousands of jobs.  The committee has already started working on a new Water Resources Development Act with a focus on at-risk flood protection infrastructure while maintaining and building our nation’s water transportation system.  This year, the committee will also focus on important Sportsmen’s legislation, sensible environmental legislation such as giving EPA the authority to establish coal ash permitting programs, legislation to protect Good Samaritans, and important economic development legislation. Our committee’s oversight efforts will continue on the international climate agreement from Paris, and will follow-up on GAO’s decision that EPA’s activity in promoting the Waters of the United States rule was illegal. We will also continue oversight to investigate EPA’s regulatory overreach that harms both state regulators and the regulated community, the Fish and Wildlife Service’s implementation and the environmental activist’s abuse of the Endangered Species Act, the effect sue and settle tactics have on manipulating agency regulations, and the final actions of this administration when President Obama transitions out of office.”

To view the full report, click here.