Press Releases

September 4, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today unveiled a new website to provide visitors with easy access to the most up-to-date information on the committee’s important work.
August 31, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – After enduring nearly six years of opposition and an unnecessarily grueling permitting process, Shell is poised to begin energy exploration in Alaska’s Arctic waters as early as next week. The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced that preliminary work may commence on a single well in the Chukchi sea, but final permits to allow for drilling still have yet to be issued.
August 24, 2012 | Press Release
Energy independence is within our grasp, America Fox News By Rep. Fred Upton August 24, 2012 Over the past decade, American energy supply has undergone a remarkable transformation.  We are experiencing no less than a resource revolution – an “American spring” for a nation seeking freedom from dependence on hostile countries for energy to power our economy.
August 23, 2012 | Press Release
Carney in December 2011 – “Reject means reject” At today's press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked why President Obama continues to refer to his energy strategy as an “all-of-the above” approach despite rejecting Republican-backed energy solutions like the Keystone XL pipeline. In an attempt to defend his boss, Carney responded, “Keystone is a process, we haven’t rejected anything. … ”
August 22, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today released the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s approval of a “special access” order by a 3-2 vote to suspend existing FCC rules:
August 21, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee welcomed today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to block implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, one of several stringent new EPA rules affecting power plants that are expected to drive electricity prices higher and put jobs at risk.