This week’s Energy & Environment Update provides news on the progress of current bills as well as the status of the nominations of Dr. Ernest Moniz and Gina McCarthy. In the House, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on LNG and other US energy exports, while the Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on hydraulic fracturing.
In the Senate, a draft version of the 2013 Farm Bill was released, three new bills related to energy and environmental issues were introduced, and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee announced the attendee list for three panels on natural gas. On May 8, President Obama met with stakeholders from the utilities industry to discuss ways to improve the federal response to natural disasters.
For more on the latest energy and clean technology regulatory and legislative developments please see ML Strategies’ most recent Energy & Environment Update.