McKinley Named Lead Republican on Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) has been selected to serve as Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. This subcommittee has jurisdiction over many environmental regulations and will be a central venue for debate over the Democrats’ climate change and energy agenda. “Being chosen to serve as Ranking Member is a great h...

McKinley, Schrader Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Spur Innovation, Reduce Power Sector Emissions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) today introduced the Clean Energy Future through Innovation Act of 2020, a bipartisan proposal to accelerate the development and commercialization of clean energy technologies and establish clear and durable standards for their use in the electric power sector. The legislation would make significant investment...

ICMYI: McKinley Secures Energy Victories for West Virginia

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va) secured a number of key energy provisions that were included in the omnibus. The package included the most robust energy policy reforms in more than a decade, including policies to help use coal and natural gas more cleanly and efficiently. “This bipartisan energy package is a major victory for America’s future. By increasing investme...

McKinley Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Create Jobs and Support Infrastructure to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) and Marc Veasey (D-TX), Pete Stauber (R-MN), and Cheri Bustos (D-IL) introduced the “Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions” or “SCALE” Act. The bill will support the buildout of the infrastructure necessary to transport CO2 from where it is captured to where it can be utilized in manufacturing or safely and securely sequestered...

McKinley: “Developing Carbon Capture Is Paramount”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) was a featured guest speaker for the 2020 annual meeting of the Carbon Capture Coalition. The virtual conference was attended by nearly 100 attendees representing energy companies, project developers, labor, and environmental groups. In his remarks, McKinley discussed carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) as a more realistic an...

McKinley Bill to Bolster Hydropower Passes House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Representative David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) applauded the House passage of the Reliable Investment in Vital Energy Reauthorization (RIVER) Act (H.R. 3361). This bipartisan legislation reauthorizes two Department of Energy (DOE) programs that encourages utilizing existing dams for power generation. According to a DOE report, there are up to 12 gigawatts of untapped hydrop...

McKinley, Veasey Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Spur Development of Carbon Capture Projects

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (W.Va.-1) and Marc Veasey (TX-33) introduced the Accelerating Carbon Capture and Extending Secure Storage through 45Q (ACCESS 45Q) Act. This bipartisan legislation extends the date for projects to begin construction to claim the 45Q tax credit for carbon oxide sequestration by ten years. It also provides a direct pay elective f...

McKinley Leads Letter to FERC Requesting an Update on Efforts to Ensure Resilience and Secure Our Grid

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Representative David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) led a follow-up letter asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to provide an update on the agency’s efforts to protect the resilience of our electric grid. Rep. McKinley, along with 16 of his colleagues, requested FERC to outline the measures it has to take evaluate grid resilience and strengthen the reliabilit...

ICYMI: McKinley Speaks on Innovation at the National Clean Energy Week Conference

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week on Friday September 25th, U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) was one of the speakers for the National Clean Energy Week Policy Makers Symposium. The virtual conference was attended by hundreds of professionals, from all corners in the energy industry. Rep. McKinley discussed the need for a global solution to climate change, focused on innovation. In his remark...

McKinley, Schrader Release Draft Language for Innovate, then Regulate Energy Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) released legislative language today for their energy and climate proposal. This bipartisan approach would establish an energy innovation program that invests CCUS, advanced nuclear, and renewables with storage for a decade, followed by a clean energy standard for the power sector. “Rather than lurching back an...

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