Press Releases

May 4, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement in response to two new proposals issued today by the Obama administration impacting American oil and gas production. The Bureau of Land Management finalized a new rule adding requirements for production operations on public and Indian lands, and the EPA released a draft for its underground injection control program for hydraulically fractured wells that use diesel fuels.
May 3, 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), today urged President Obama to formally re-nominate NRC Commissioner Kristine Svinicki for another term. Two weeks ago, on April 19, 2012, White House spokesman Jay Carney stated that the president “will re-nominate Ms. Svinicki.
April 30, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Members Joe Barton (R-TX), John Sullivan (R-OK), Michael Burgess (R-TX), Steve Scalise (R-LA), Pete Olson (R-TX), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) issued the following statement regarding the resignation of EPA Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz:
April 27, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In response to a disturbing video brought to light this week exposing a top Obama EPA appointee’s description of his “crucify them” enforcement strategy to punish oil and gas companies, Republican members of the Energy and Commerce Committee are launching an investigation into the agency’s enforcement policies. Members are concerned that the Obama appointee’s comments reflect an overzealous enforcement philosophy inconsistent with genuine protection of American families and communities, while also undermining jobs and the economy.
April 27, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee continue to investigate evidence of a “chilled work environment” created under Chairman Jaczko’s leadership at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Republican members of the committee wrote to Jaczko today requesting information about the Commission’s practices for ensuring a healthy work environment and how they apply to Jaczko and his fellow commissioners.
April 25, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today advanced reconciliation legislative recommendations required by the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget resolution.

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