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Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Representing the 4th District of Illinois

Puerto Rico Gasoducto

I asked these federal agencies to provide the names of the persons involved in the permitting process, including but not limited to individuals, lobbyists, companies, and public or private entities, the dates and content of meetings or communications that have occurred, and copies of all documents that have been submitted or reviewed. 

Below are copies of the letters I have sent and the responses I have received.  I will continue to make documents public as I receive them.

Gutierrez Letter to Secretary of the Army

Second Gutierrez Letter to Secretary of the Army

Gutierrez Letter to EPA Administrator Jackson

Gutierrez Letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

FOIA Request to USACE

FOIA Request to FWS

FOIA Request to FERC

FOIA Request to EPA

Letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Toa Baja Affidavits

Adjuntas Affidavits

Utuado Affidavits

Penuelas Affidavits

DOCUMENTS RELEASED BY U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Response from USACE

 Casa Pueblo

Servicios Cientificos Y Tecnicos

Estudiantes de Ciencias Ambientales

PUBLIC COMMENTS FROM INSTITUTIONS:

Puerto Rico College of Engineers and Surveyors

Conservation Trust

EPA

University of Puerto Rico - Raniel Ramos

PUERTO RICO GOVERNMENT:

Caguas. PR

Senator García Padilla

Planning Dept. of Puerto Rico

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS WORKING FILES:

 

FEDERAL/RESOURCE AGENCIES:

Fish and Wildlife Service

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

OTHER COMMENTS:

 US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS - DOCUMENTS RELEASED JULY 2011

Electronic Documents

 

NON-Electronic Documents

 

Permit Tranfer From Puerto Rico to Jacksonville, Florida Request Documents

 Permit Transfer

DOCUMENTS RELEASED BY FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION (FERC)

DOCUMENTS RELEASED BY FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION (FERC)

Response from FERC - April 21, 2011

DOCUMENTS RELEASED BY THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

Response from EPA - April 28, 2011

Second Response from the EPA - May 13, 2011

Digital Files from EPA - May 13, 2011

 

DOCUMENTS RELEASED BY THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (FWS)

Response from FWS - April,29 2011

 

 Documents uploaded October 4, 2011

 Documents Uploaded December 6, 2011

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC COMMENTS

More on Puerto Rico Gasoducto

April 12, 2017 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) learned that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted a highly unusual and suspect second extension to Energy Answers of their Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality (PSD) permit that would allow the company to move forward in the construction of a waste-to-energy incinerator in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. It was extended contrary to the EPA’s own guidance to not extend a PSD permit without commencement of construction on the proposed site by the deadline of April 10, 2017. As reported yesterday and previously, Rep. Gutiérrez called on the EPA not to extend the permit.
June 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Members released the following statements in response to this weekend’s shooting in Orlando, Florida. 49 people were killed and 53 more were wounded during an LGBT dance club “Latin Flavor” night. The attack is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

May 26, 2016 Press Release
The four Puerto Rican Democratic Members of Congress released a letter they wrote to President Obama asking for a meeting to discuss the “immediate release” of Oscar López Rivera, a federal prisoner for 35 years who is considered the last Puerto Rican political prisoner held by the United States. The letter, sent on February 24, 2016, makes the case for Mr. López Rivera’s release and appeals to the President’s sense of justice.
May 24, 2016 Press Release
On Tuesday, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) told his colleagues that he would not support the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) bill being marked up in the House Natural Resources Committee today. In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member and all Members of the Committee, Rep. Gutierrez wrote, “In the last week I have examined the details and have found it comes up short.”
May 19, 2016 Press Release
On Thursday, Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) commented on the introduction of a revised Republican bill to address the financial and debt crisis in Puerto Rico.
April 14, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives offering his analysis of the Republican proposal to address the debt crisis in Puerto, with a little help from a portrait of King George III of England. The Congressman, whose parents were born in Puerto Rico, said “King George would be proud” of the GOP bill. Legislation, which is working its way through the Natural Resources Committee would create a federal Control Board that will have the power to “overrule the legislature and the Governor if it doesn’t like the budget and it can fast-track energy projects at the expense of the environment.” Mockingly, Rep. Gutierrez asked the portrait of King George if that level of colonial power sounded familiar.
March 29, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued a statement in reaction to the release of draft legislation to address the debt crisis in Puerto Rico. The legislation is part of Speaker Paul Ryan’s effort to have the Republican-controlled House of Representatives address Puerto Rico’s financial situation this spring. On April 13, a hearing will be held in the House Committee on Natural Resources on Puerto Rico, and Rep. Gutiérrez and other Puerto Rican Members of Congress are expected to attend even though some are not Members of the Committee.
March 17, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) spoke during debate on a partisan vote in support of mass deportation and a resolution to authorize a “Friend of the Court” brief against the United States in a case on immigration to be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court next month. It was a remarkably fiery address.
February 11, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – On Thursday, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) spoke during the Morning Hour on the floor of the House of Representatives (approx. 10 am ET) to deliver “a simple message from the Puerto Rican people: Free Puerto Rico…so she can solve the problem of her crushing debt without being handcuffed by Congress, its distant and inattentive colonial master.” The Congressman said Washington must help chart a path forward so that “Puerto Rico is neither absolved of her obligations nor mortally wounded by them.”
December 18, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – On Friday, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) voted against passage of the omnibus government funding bill for 2016 saying it fell short of his expectations on a number of different fronts. He gave five specific reasons for his vote against the package. The following is a statement by Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez: