WASHINGTON, DC - A bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives today wrote to Jeffery Zients, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget, expressing concern over EPA's plans to regulate greenhouse gases at power plants through New Source Performance Standards. The letter, spearheaded by Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), asks OMB to stop the rulemaking, which is currently under review. Members are concerned the regulation would lead to higher electricity rates and devastating job losses.
WASHINGTON, DC - Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) today released the following statement after the White House released its report on online privacy.
Energy and Commerce Leaders Continue to Press Administration To Provide Total Cost of Utility MACT RuleFebruary 22, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Republican members of the Energy and Power Subcommittee today wrote to White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew to ask that EPA disclose the cost of its recent Utility MACT regulation. Members are asking Lew to ensure EPA adheres to President Obama's Executive Order 13563, which requires agencies to use the best available techniques to quantify anticipated present and future benefits and costs of regulations. EPA has yet to produce an estimate of the full costs of the regulation, and agency officials have suggested they have no intention of ever doing so.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns responded this evening after the Obama White House failed to meet another deadline to produce internal Solyndra-related documents. The White House has failed to comply with committee subpoenas that were issued on November 3, 2011.
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), and other members of the Energy & Commerce Committee today sent a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson urging the agency to defend EPA's legal discretion to revise certain regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), particularly regulations regarding the disposal of coal ash.
Documents Suggest DOE Secretary Chu Personally Championed $1.4 Billion Loan Guarantee for Prologis as Solyndra was Rapidly FailingFebruary 17, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns are pressing Energy Secretary Steven Chu for answers regarding a $1.4 billion partial loan guarantee for a large-scale rooftop solar project that was to be supplied equipment by Solyndra. Documents gathered during the investigation have raised questions about DOE's approval of a conditional commitment to Prologis while Solyndra's financial condition deteriorated.