12,833Dec 15, 2011
Nuclear Reactor Safety
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) members testified on on nuclear reactor safety following Japan’s disaster earlier in the year. Senators in their opening statement referred repeatedly ...
5,488Apr 18, 2012
General Services Administration Mismanagement
General Services Administration (GSA) officials testified at a hearing on the investigation of their agency and its overall culture of wasteful spending. The hearing focused on rooting out ...
2,717Aug 3, 2010
Autism and Environmental Health Research
Environmental experts, researchers and a parent of a child with autism testified on the state of research into the role of environmental factors in autism and neuro-development disorders. Among ...
1,982Mar 16, 2011
Japan Nuclear Plant Crisis
Gregory Jaczko and others testified on U.S. efforts to assist the Japanese following a series of nuclear accidents at the Fukushima power plant caused by failures related to a devastating earthquake ...
1,956Mar 29, 2011
Disease Clusters and Environmental Health
Witnesses testified about potential connections between “clusters” of cancer, birth defects and other diseases, and contaminants in the surrounding environment. At least 42 disease ...
1,234Nov 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Impact and Recovery
Members of Congress from New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware spoke about damage and ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy. During their comments several ...
1,186May 11, 2010
Issues in Offshore Oil Drilling, Executives Panel, Part 1
Witnesses testified on issues surrounding the oil spill in the Gulf, including the impact on the economy and the environment.
1,144May 18, 2010
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Federal Response
Witnesses testified at a a hearing on the federal response to the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They spoke about initial responses, continued efforts to respond to greater ...
1,126Jun 16, 2011
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Safety Review
Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission testified about safety at U.S. nuclear plants. Among the issues commission members discussed were the preliminary findings of a task force review of ...
996Apr 12, 2011
Natural Gas Drilling
Deputy Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency Bob Perciasepe testified at a hearing on two upcoming studies indicating that drilling for natural gas in U.S. may not be as safe or ...
909May 8, 2012
Surface Transportation Bill
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-CA) convened an opening meeting of House and Senate conferees on the surface transportation bill. Senator Boxer and Ranking ...
736Jul 20, 2011
ExxonMobil Oil Spill in Yellowstone River
Witnesses testified about ExxonMobil’s oil spill in the Yellowstone River. They talked about the Environmental Protection Agency’s lead role in cleanup and environmental assessment, ...
694Apr 12, 2011
Lessons from Japan Nuclear Plant Crisis
Officials and others testified at a hearing on lessons that could be taken from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant crisis in Japan. They said the situation at Japan’s damaged nuclear ...
667Mar 15, 2012
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) members testified on the implementation of new safety changes put into place following the nuclear emergency at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant after an ...
581Jul 22, 2008
Global Climate Change Research
Witnesses testified about global climate change research, the potential implications of new scientific methods and findings, as well as public policy proposals related to global warming. They ...
576May 16, 2013
Senator Lautenberg's Arrival at a Committee Meeting
A rescheduled business meeting of the Committee on Environment and Public Works was held to consider the nomination of Gina McCarthy to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ...
559May 12, 2009
Environmental Protection Agency 2010 Budget
Lisa Jackson testified about the proposed fiscal 2010 budget for the EPA. She focused on environmental challenges and ways in which the EPA could contribute to the country’s economic ...
514Feb 2, 2011
Public Health and Drinking Water
Witnesses testified about the Environmental Protection Agency’s rules to limit a pair of toxic chemicals that had been found in public water supplies. The chemicals chromium-6 and ...
497Aug 4, 2010
Use of Dispersants in Gulf Oil Spill, Researchers Panel
Scientists testified on the effects of chemical dispersants employed in efforts to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Among the issues they addressed were the toxicity of the dispersants, ...
488Sep 25, 2013
Transportation Infrastructure Investments
State officials, representatives from transportation industry groups, and members of national commissions testified on the status of transportation infrastructure needs in the United States and ways ...
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