POLITICO July 31, 2012GOP: W.H., Messina ‘failed’ on transparencyBy: Jennifer Epstein House Republicans are accusing the Obama White House — and the president’s reelection campaign manager Jim Messina — of purposefully skirting disclosure rules and negating the administration’s often-repeated claim to be “the most transparent administration in history.”
OhioAmerican Energy, Inc., announced yesterday it would close its coal mining operations in Brilliant, Ohio. The company’s press release cites “regulatory actions by President Barack Obama and his appointees” as the “entire reason” for the mine’s closure. Ryan Murray, the company’s Vice President of Operations, blamed the jobs lost at OhioAmerican solely on president Obama’s regulatory agenda and warned of more layoffs to come, stating, "There will be additional layoffs, not only at Murray Energy, but also throughout the United States coal industry due to Mr.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 4273, the Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Reps. Pete Olson (R-TX) and Mike Doyle (D-PA), will ensure America’s power companies are able to comply with Department of Energy emergency orders to maintain grid reliability without facing penalties for violating potentially conflicting environmental laws.
WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) today urged the House to support H.Con.Res. 127, which expresses the sense of Congress that the Internet should remain free from international regulation and that the United States should continue its commitment to the current “multi-stakeholder” model of governance.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee today approved H.R. 6194, the “U.S. Agricultural Sector Relief Act,” and H.R. 6190, the “Asthma Inhalers Relief Act.” The bipartisan bills offer necessary relief from rigid EPA regulations relating to implementation of the Montreal Protocol.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today advanced H.R. 6213, the “No More Solyndras Act.” The committee approved the measure by a bipartisan vote of 29 to 19. Today's vote comes on the heels of yesterday's Wall Street Journal report on Solyndra's chapter 11 plan, that warned, “there’s bad news for U.S. taxpayers: Estimates are $24 million of a $527 million government loan will be repaid, and that’s not a sure thing.”