House Committee on Federal Environmental Regulation, Select - 84th R.S. (2015)

Committee Members


  • 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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