WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today welcomed news that the Environmental Protection Agency plans to delay the effective dates for its rules impacting certain boilers and incinerators.
WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing efforts to fight high gas prices and increase American energy production, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power today continued its hearing on the American Energy Initiative with a discussion on draft legislation that would accelerate energy production on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Upton & Shimkus Comment on Obama's Anywhere but Yucca Mountain Panel - "This Administration Should Be Listening to the Nuclear Scientists, Not Political Scientists"May 13, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today expressed disbelief with reports that the Obama administration's blue ribbon commission on nuclear waste disposal is set to recommend taxpayers fund a new search for temporary storage - despite 30 years of research and billions of dollars already spent on a permanent storage site buried deep within Yucca Mountain. Media reports have indicated that the scope of the panel's review did not allow for the consideration of Yucca as an option.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade took an important step to improve consumer product safety protections today by approving the discussion draft of H.R. ___, "Enhancing CPSC Authority and Discretion Act of 2011 (ECADA)."
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today approved the State Flexibility Act of 2011, H.R. 1683, by a vote of 14 to 9.
In Face of Congressional and Stakeholder Objections, EPA to Suspend Chemical Reporting Program to Revise Flaws RulesMay 12, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Obama administration yesterday announced plans to suspend a chemical reporting program under the Toxic Substances Control Act after serious concerns were raised about the agency's proposed changes to the program - changes that would have imposed significant new costs without a sensible benefit.