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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Green Requests Hearing on E-Manifest System for Hazardous Waste

January 19, 2012
Press Release

Washington –  Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry Waxman and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Ranking Member Gene Green sent a letter to Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus calling for a hearing on legislative proposals to modernize the manifest system for shipment of hazardous waste. 

“This legislation would modernize the shipment and storage of hazardous waste, offering greater protection for communities, first responders, and the environment, while offering significant savings to industry and states,” said Rep. Waxman.

“The House should work swiftly to pass this common sense bipartisan legislation that will reduce the burden of paperwork for businesses and modernize the Environmental Protection Agency’s hazardous waste tracking process,” said Rep. Green.

Last year, the Senate passed S. 710, legislation to create an electronic manifest system, and Reps. Waxman and Green urge Chairmen Upton and Shimkus to work to expedite its passage through the Committee and the House.

The full text of the letter is below and also available online here.