Radical Environmentalism

I released the following statement today criticizing a draft rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would dramatically expand the agency’s jurisdiction. The rule redefines what constitutes “waters of the...
As a senior member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, I questioned witnesses at a joint hearing held by the Subcommittees on Energy and Environment. The hearing focused on Environmental Protection...
This week, I held a press conference at the Spindletop Museum in Beaumont to discuss ideas to promote energy development and boost the economy.Restoring jobs and economic growth is the number one priority for Americans and...
The following is a press release from the Ryan Sitton for Railroad Commissioner campaign:With the primary election beginning one week from today, we want to take a moment to share our campaigns newest TV commercial that is...
This week, the House passed legislation that protects our Second Amendment rights and ensures that public lands can continue to be used for hunting and fishing. With my support, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational...
I am tired of all of the warning labels.The latest one comes from California (I am not surprised. Are you?) where a local group is trying to get the California government to require notices to be posted on gas pumps that...
Today, along with all 20 Republican Science, Space, and Technology Committee members, I sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy highlighting serious problems with the agency’s proposed New Source Performance...
I joined Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and several lawmakers in submitting an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday challenging EPA’s power to interpret the Clean Air Act (CAA) in a way that...
I urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to commit to using sound science in regulatory decisions after it was revealed that the EPA’s independent Science Advisory Board Work Group questioned the EPA’s rush to...
Today I sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy highlighting serious problems that were outlined by the agency’s own independent scientists about the science supporting EPA’s new rule for power plants.The Work Group...
As Chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy today raising serious concerns about the agency’s scientific advisory processes. The letter highlights...
Economic growth depends on job creators, not federal regulators. We need to increase access to affordable energy, not take energy options off the table. By requiring carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology that doesn’t...
With today opening the first day of early voting, there is a hotly contested race for Texas Railroad Commissioner with the Republican candidates being Ryan Sitton, an oil and gas engineer and successful business owner; Wayne...
As Chair the House Science Committee, I co-sponsored the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 (H.R. 4012), a bill to prohibit the EPA from proposing regulations based upon science that is not transparent or not reproducible....
The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today held a hearing to focus on the scientific justification and cumulative impacts of regulations, policies and practices promulgated by the Environmental Protection...
Law enforcement catching a child rapist? Good work. Federal authorities equipped to catch a man who made child porn on his phone? Awesome. Enter mission creep.It is difficult to have a problem with federal authorities...
The global climate change extortionists can’t be happy about the EPA’s leading expert on climate change going to prison.But that’s just where John C. Beale is going, as he pled guilty to shamelessly accepting almost $1...
Being a photographer for most of my life, I well understand the outrage the photojournalists feel toward the Obama Administration. Photojournalists have been ‘locked out’ from going to the White House and official events to...
America was founded on the principle of government by the people and for the people. But too often, the federal government just gets in our way. To see a recent example, we need look no further than the failed launch of the...
The House of Representatives approved the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act (H.R. 2728) to limit duplicative federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing where the states already have...

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