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Response and Recovery to Environmental Concerns from the 2017 Hurricane Season, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, November 14, 2017   [open pdf - 6MB]

This is the November 14, 2017 hearing on "Response and Recovery to Environmental Concerns from the 2017 Hurricane Season," held before the Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of John Shimkus: "This fall, the continental United States and some United States territories in the Caribbean experienced severe weather from five hurricanes, including extensive damage due to landfall from four storms. Hurricane Harvey impacted Texas and Louisiana; Hurricane Irma hit Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Hurricane Maria, again, hit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and Tropical Storm Nate impacted Louisiana and Mississippi. [...] Today, we will look at the response efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency and the States for the impacted communities. We will consider environmental issues in the hurricane-impacted communities such as the availability of clean drinking water, the potential for air releases, the impact on Superfund sites and solid and hazardous waste disposal facilities, and risk management and emergency response plans." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Peter D. Lopez, Trey Glenn, Samuel J. Coleman, Bryan W. Shaw, Mike Howe, Mark Lichtenstein, Lyvia N. Rodrı ́guez Del Valle, and Trent Epperson.

Report Number:
Serial No. 115-78
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Date:
2018
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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