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Energy Brief: WRDA Nears Finish Line

The Senate voted 85-12 to waive a motion that says the Water Resources Development Act violates the budget act on Wednesday. The chamber also voted 94-3 to end debate and move toward a vote on an amended version of the bill.

Science Chairman Defends Subpoenas

House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) on Wednesday defended issuing subpoenas to the New York and Massachusetts attorneys general over their investigations into whether Exxon Mobil lied to its shareholders and public about the effects of climate change.

Energy Brief: Obama Asks for Louisiana Aid

President Obama requested $2.6 billion in emergency appropriations from Congress to help Louisiana following flooding in the state last month. Funding would go toward addressing a number of issues, including emergency aid and infrastructure.

Energy Investment Slumps Tuesday

Energy investment slid Tuesday, following the release of the International Energy Agency’s report indicating supply will continue to beat out demand in the oil industry well into 2017. U.S. investment in the energy industry was down 2.70 percent as of 3:33 p.m.

GOP Leaders Are Concerned by EPA’s Proposed HFC Refrigerant Rules

House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Energy and Commerce’s Energy and Power Subcommittee Vice Chairman Pete Olson (R-Texas) are concerned that the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to restrict a number of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants in residential refrigerators and other equipment.

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