Excerpt: We are concerned that your most recent statements have signaled an arbitrary and abrupt shift in how our nation approves cross-border energy projects. Your recent comments have only added to the immense amount of uncertainty that currently surrounds the Keystone XL approval process, unnecessarily jeopardizing $7 billion in private investment.
Excerpt: Pursuant to Rules X and XI of the United States House of Representatives, the Committee on Energy and Commerce is examining recent actions by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relating to its studies of hydraulic fracturing and groundwater contamination. Read the letter to EPA here.
Excerpt: The contamination of the U.S. heparin supply has been linked by the FDA and other authorities to intentional adulteration during the manufacture of heparin in China. … The committee’s investigation indicates that the U.S. heparin supply is stressed, and could well be in shortage. China’s heparin market is experiencing its own pressures, and Smithfield Foods under Shuanghui control may be pressured to export its crude heparin product to China instead of supplying U.S. companies.
Americans for Tax Reform AT&T Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
Alliance of Specialty Medicine American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery American Academy of Family Physicians
Excerpt: In 2006, Congress authorized the creation of the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, to secure facilities with chemicals that ‘present high levels of security risk.” The program’s enacting statute directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue “regulations risk-based performance standards for security of chemical facilities and requiring vulnerability assessments and the developm