Press Releases

May 22, 2012 | Press Release
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power have scheduled a joint hearing on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The title of the hearing is “NRC Policy and Governance Oversight.” All five commissioners of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are expected to testify.
May 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) made the following statement in response to today’s announcement that embattled Nuclear Regulatory Chairman Gregory Jaczko will resign: ”We are hopeful that the resignation of Chairman Jaczko signals a return of comity and collegiality to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that has been unfortunately absent over the last three years.
May 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are urging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to promptly issue a decision on the license renewal of the Pilgrim Reactor in Massachusetts.
May 18, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - One of the country’s largest regional power grid operators, PJM Interconnection, today announced the results of its annual auction that locks in electricity capacity prices three years in advance. Today’s auction established capacity prices for 2015-2016, the first year electric generators will be required to comply with EPA’s costly Utility MACT rule. The results of the auction confirmed the predictions of Republican lawmakers who warned that EPA’s new power rules would drive up electricity costs for American consumers.
May 17, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing its efforts under the American Energy Initiative, the House Energy and Commerce Committee today passed the Gasoline Regulations Act and Strategic Energy Production Act. The bills, which both passed with bipartisan support, aim to protect consumers from higher gas prices and promote U.S. energy security.
May 17, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson seeking more information about EPA’s plans to regulate carbon emissions for new and existing power plants. Members believe EPA’s New Source Performance Standards will serve as a backdoor energy tax on American consumers.

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