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<b>INHOFE INTRODUCES SMALL SYSTEM DRINKING WATER ACT OF 2005</b>

December 21, 2005

December 21, 2005 INHOFE INTRODUCES SMALL SYSTEM DRINKING WATER ACT OF 2005 Bipartisan Legislation Will Assist Water Systems Throughout the Country to Comply With Federal Drinking Water Standards WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment & Public Works Committee, today introduced the bipartisan Small System Drinking Water Act of 2005, a bill to assist water systems throughout the country in complying with Federal drinking water standards, and require the... Continue Reading »


INHOFE RETURNS FROM IRAQ TRIP AFTER

December 19, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe just returned from his 10th trip to the Iraq/Afghanistan – CENTCOM Theater to visit troops fighting the Global War on Terror. Since hostilities began, Inhofe has been on the ground a total of six times in Iraq and once in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Djibouti, and aboard the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy in the Persian Gulf. According to a recent report, only three other Senators have been to Iraq as often as Inhofe. The Senator made the following... Continue Reading »


ENFORCE Act Senate Floor Statement by

December 16, 2005

Mr. INHOFE. Mr. President, yesterday I introduced S. 2117, which is a bill engaging our Nation to fight concerning our right to control entry. It is legislation that covers many aspects of the problem we are having on our very porous borders. One part of this is utilizing retired law enforcement officers. As many people know, national law enforcement officers have to retire at age 57. We learned of their availability after 9/11 when the Transportation Safety Administration and our office was... Continue Reading »


<b>INHOFE COMMENTS ON NEW ESA LEGISLATION</b><br>Welcomes Contributions to the Discussion on How to Move ESA Modernization Forward

December 16, 2005

December 16, 2005 INHOFE COMMENTS ON NEW ESA LEGISLATION Welcomes Contributions to the Discussion on How to Move ESA Modernization Forward WASHINGTON, DC ñ Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment & Public Works Committee, today issued the following statement about new legislation introduced by Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) intended to update the Endangered Species Act: ìAfter 30 years of implementation, members of Congress on both sides of the aisle... Continue Reading »


<b>OPENING STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN JAMES M. INHOFE HEARING ON EPAíS SPILL PREVENTION CONTROL AND COUNTERMEASURE PROGRAM</b>

December 14, 2005

OPENING STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN JAMES M. INHOFE HEARING ON EPAíS SPILL PREVENTION CONTROL AND COUNTERMEASURE PROGRAM December 14, 2005 Today we are here to discuss the EPAís Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure rule. As many of you know, I have been following this rule for several years and have written to the Agency numerous times, mainly to express concern with the direction the program was taking. It is very important that we look at this program objectively. No one in this room wants... Continue Reading »


<b>INHOFE STATEMENT ON CLINTON SPEECH IN MONTREAL</b>

December 12, 2005

December 9, 2005 INHOFE STATEMENT ON CLINTON SPEECH IN MONTREAL WASHINGTON, DC ñ Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment & Public Works Committee, issued the following statement today following former President Bill Clintonís remarks in Montreal regarding climate change: ìIt is astonishing to me that former President Clinton, the same President Clinton who refused to submit the Kyoto Treaty to the United States Senate for ratification, today attacked President Bush for his... Continue Reading »


<b>INHOFE EXPRESSES CONCERNS OVER IPCCíS LACK OF OBJECTIVITY IN LETTER TO CHAIRMAN PACHAURI</b><br> Offers Recommendations for Returning Credibility to IPCC Processes

December 7, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2005 INHOFE EXPRESSES CONCERNS OVER IPCCíS LACK OF OBJECTIVITY IN LETTER TO CHAIRMAN PACHAURI Offers Recommendations for Returning Credibility to IPCC Processes WASHINGTON, DC ñ Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today sent a letter to Dr. R.K. Pachauri, chairman of the United Nationsí Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), expressing the concerns with the IPCC processes that he shared with his... Continue Reading »


<b>INHOFE COMMENTS ON LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT FROM SENATORS PRESSING FOR STRONGER ACTION AT MONTREAL COP/MOP</b> Support for Caps Unlikely, Calls Attention to Past Vote Against Mandatory Controls

December 6, 2005

December 6, 2005 INHOFE COMMENTS ON LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT FROM SENATORS PRESSING FOR STRONGER ACTION AT MONTREAL COP/MOP Support for Caps Unlikely, Calls Attention to Past Vote Against Mandatory Controls Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today released the following statement in the wake of comments made in a letter to President Bush from 24 Senators urging stronger action by the U.S. Delegation at this week's United Nations Climate... Continue Reading »


<b>In Case You Missed ItÖRecord year for hurricanes part of a natural cycle</b>

November 30, 2005

In Case You Missed ItÖ USA Today Record year for hurricanes part of a natural cycle November 30, 2005 By Tom Vanden Brook Natural climate conditions, not global warming, created the record-breaking 2005 tropical storm season, the nationís top hurricane experts said Tuesday. Three ingredients combined to generate more and stronger hurricanes in 2005, said Gerry Bell, lead meteorologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationís Climate Prediction Center. Warm ocean water helps... Continue Reading »


<b>INHOFE RESPONDS TO CLAIM ABOUT CO2 CONTROL COSTS</b><br>$1 Assumption is Unrealistic, Current Trading Prices Demonstrate the Realities

November 17, 2005

November 17, 2005 WASHINGTON, DC ñ Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment & Public Works Committee, today clarified a claim made by the ranking member of the Clean Air, Climate Change and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee on the Senate floor with regard to multi-emissions legislation pending in Congress. ìI understand my friend from Delaware still holds to the belief that carbon dioxide emissions can be controlled for $1 a ton,î Senator Inhofe said. ìWhen the EPA recently released... Continue Reading »


<b>Opening Statement by Chairman James M. Inhofe Hearing on Transportation Fuels of the Future Committee on Environment and Public Works</b>

November 16, 2005

November 16, 2005 Opening Statement by Chairman James M. Inhofe Hearing on Transportation Fuels of the Future Committee on Environment and Public Works Todayís oversight hearing is to consider transportation fuels of the future. I am especially pleased to welcome two witnesses from the great state of Oklahoma ñ Mr. Jeffrey McDougall of JMA Energy out of Oklahoma City, and Jack Holmes of Syntroleum of Tulsa. With higher prices at the pump, and a greater reliance on foreign sources of oil, it... Continue Reading »


<b>OPENING STATEMENT OF SENATOR JAMES M. INHOFE</b> HEARING ON IMPLEMENTATION OF EXISTING PARTICULATE MATTER AND OZONE AIR QUALITY STANDARDS

November 10, 2005

OPENING STATEMENT OF SENATOR JAMES M. INHOFE SUBCOMMITTEE ON CLEAN AIR, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND NUCLEAR SAFETY HEARING ON IMPLEMENTATION OF EXISTING PARTICULATE MATTER AND OZONE AIR QUALITY STANDARDS NOVEMBER 10, 2005 Thank you for holding this Subcommittee hearing, Mr. Chairman. This hearing will provide us with a better understanding on how we are meeting our nations clean air goals as well as the challenges ahead. Progress on cutting air pollution is one of the nationís environmental success... Continue Reading »


INHOFE DEFENDS CADETS’ RIGHT TO

November 9, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla) gained unanimous Senate approval for his amendment protecting the right to prayer at United States Military Academies. Senator Inhofe’s amendment (S.A. 2440) enjoyed wide cosponsorship and passed unanimously this afternoon by a 99-0 vote. “America is a nation steeped in religious tradition and throughout our history we have protected our soldier’s right to prayer,” Inhofe said. “The problem is now... Continue Reading »


<b>OPENING STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN JAMES M. INHOFE</b> THIRD HEARING ON THE RESPONSE TO HURRICANE KATRINA

November 9, 2005

OPENING STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN JAMES M. INHOFE THIRD HEARING ON THE RESPONSE TO HURRICANE KATRINA NOVEMBER 9, 2005 Good morning and welcome to our third full Committee hearing in response to Hurricane Katrina. Our first two hearings focused on initial Federal agency responses to the storm, while this one will look at the future ñ specifically near-term, intermediate and long-term steps by the Army Corps of Engineers needed to facilitate the rebuilding of coastal Louisiana. I want to thank all... Continue Reading »


INHOFE CLOSES IN ON MOMENTOUS

November 3, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe today claimed partial victory in the continued battle against rampant federal spending. Inhofe proposed a simple, one sentence amendment to the Budget Reconciliation Bill (S.1932) stating, “Beginning with Fiscal Year 2007 and thereafter, non-defense, non-trust-fund, discretionary spending shall not exceed the previous fiscal year’s levels … without a 2/3 vote.” Inhofe’s amendment was defeated by a (32-67) vote... Continue Reading »


INHOFE COMMENDS PRESIDENT BUSH’S

October 31, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator James M. Inhofe today issued the following statement regarding President George W. Bush’s nomination of Judge Samuel Alito for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. “I am pleased that President Bush has put forward a nomination we can all support, a high minded constructionist judge with an unprecedented amount of experience in the legal field. Judge Sam Alito has had a highly distinguished career as a judge and appears to meet the standard of... Continue Reading »


<b>INHOFE INTRODUCES ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT</b>

October 28, 2005

October 28, 2005 INHOFE INTRODUCES ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT S. 1926 Will Provide Federal Authorities With the Necessary Tools to Help Prevent, and Better Investigate and Prosecute Eco-terror Cases WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment & Public Works Committee, has introduced legislation that will enhance the effectiveness of the U.S. Department of Justice’s response to recent trends in the animal rights terrorist movement. S. 1926, the... Continue Reading »


<b>INHOFE APPLAUDS EFFORTS TO EXPAND LOUISIANA REFINERYíS CAPACITY</b>

October 27, 2005

October 27, 2005 INHOFE APPLAUDS EFFORTS TO EXPAND LOUISIANA REFINERYíS CAPACITY An Important, Positive Step By One Company, But Improved Permitting Process Is Still Critical to Helping Lower Gas Prices and Ensuring An Adequate Supply Nationwide WASHINGTON, DC ñ Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment & Public Works Committee, today applauded the decision by Marathon Oil to expand the capacity of its Garyville, La., refinery from 245,000 barrels per day to 425,000... Continue Reading »


<b>INHOFE COMMENTS ON ADDITIONAL CLEAN AIR MODELING BY EPA</b>

October 27, 2005

October 27, 2005 INHOFE COMMENTS ON ADDITIONAL CLEAN AIR MODELING BY EPA WASHINGTON, DC ñ Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Environment & Public Works Committee, participated in a Committee briefing today by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Steve Johnson on additional modeling of pending clean air legislative proposals. ìI appreciate the amount of time and effort Administrator Johnson and his air quality staff have put into providing us with additional data on the... Continue Reading »


<b>OPENING STATEMENT BY CHAIRMAN INHOFE MARK-UP OF S. 1772<br> Gas Petroleum Refiner Improvement and Community Empowerment Act</b>

October 26, 2005

OPENING STATEMENT BY CHAIRMAN INHOFE Wednesday, October 26, 2005 MARK-UP OF S. 1772 Gas Petroleum Refiner Improvement and Community Empowerment Act We have worked very hard to address concerns from a variety of interests. Before S. 1772 was introduced and throughout the process we have asked the minority to sit down and work out a bill together. The fact of the matter is that high fuel prices hurt all Americans, and we should work together in good faith to address the issues. The Bill before us... Continue Reading »