Press Releases

June 7, 2012 | Press Release
SHOT:  ”The problem we’ve had in the past with energy issues” overall, Reid said, is that Republicans “don’t want to get anything done.”  Harry Reid to reporters on conference call, as reported by POLITICO Pro, June 6, 2012 CHASER: Overwhelming Bipartisan Majority Votes 326 to 81 toBoost Funding for Yucca Mountain License Review
June 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee members are seeking answers after former Regional Administrator for EPA Region 6 Al Armendariz abruptly canceled his planned appearance at today’s Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing just hours before he was scheduled to testify. 
June 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to propose retention of its current standards for fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) to allow for a proper and full review of alternatives available in EPA’s proposed new rule.
June 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), pressed ahead with its hearing today on EPA’s enforcement priorities and practices even without the appearance of former Regional Administrator for EPA Region 6 Al Armendariz. Expected to be today’s spotlight witness, Dr. Armendariz decided to cancel his appearance late yesterday afternoon with no explanation for the last-minute decision not to appear.
June 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Members of the House Energy Action Team today unveiled the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, a legislative package comprised of a series of bills that aim to increase access to American energy resources and prevent misguided federal policies that will drive energy prices higher. Energy and Commerce Committee member Cory Gardner (R-CO) will sponsor this legislative collection that will help spur job creation by removing roadblocks to American energy production.
June 6, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House of Representatives today passed an amendment to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act to provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with additional funds to finish its review of the license application for the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository. The amendment, offered by Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), provides $10 million in additional funding to allow the NRC to resume its review of the license application.

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