House Committee on Federal Environmental Regulation, Select - 84th R.S. (2015)
- Study the effects that existing and proposed federal environmental regulations will have on the Texas economy.
- Analyze how more stringent environmental standards will affect economic development, energy reliability, wholesale and retail power prices, and stranded asset implications and identify transportation or manufacturing limitations that might result.
- Consider the effects these standards will have on Texas jobs and household incomes and include any opportunities for federal financial assistance or allowances.
- Consider financial implications of these standards on the Texas Emission Reduction Plan and how the Plan can help mitigate the negative effects of these additional regulations without signification depletion.
- Consider, in reviewing the Clean Power Plan, costs and benefits of complying and creating a state plan or the possibility of non-compliance and the resulting federal plan.
- Examine possible legal recourse as part of the state's response.
Appointed by Speaker 11/5/2015, pursuant to Rule 1, Section 16, House Rules (Proclamation, Speaker Joe Straus, 11/5/2015).
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