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Pelosi to Determine Way Forward on Oil Spill Response Bill Tomorrow

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is holding a meeting tomorrow with the relevant committee chairs to discuss the path forward for the chamber’s oil spill

Henry Hamer
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jul 14, 2010

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is holding a meeting tomorrow with the relevant committee chairs to discuss the path forward for the chamber’s oil spill response legislation, a House source says.

House lawmakers have introduced a number of proposals in response to the spill, including the Blow Out Prevention Act of 2010, which is co-sponsored by Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), the committee’s Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.). The bill would impose a number of restrictions on offshore drilling.

A second major proposal, the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act, authored by House Natural Resources Chairman Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), is being marked up in the committee today. The proposal would, among other things, reorganize the drilling oversight role of the Interior Department.

Henry Hamer | I'm currently working for Google's Chrome team in Munich, Germany, as a developer advocate. I was a member of the team responsible for the online presence of Sueddeutsche.de, one of Germany's largest daily newspapers, from January 2010 to November 2011. I used to work for Yahoo! on their similarly massive European news pages before joining Sueddeutsche. I've concentrated my efforts on the internet, which has turned out to be a fantastic decision.

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