WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today requested additional information regarding the interference dispute between LightSquared and GPS and the actions taken by federal agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission, in approving LightSquared's terrestrial network without better addressing potentially serious interference concerns. As the committee with jurisdiction over federal communications policy, committee members have been monitoring the progress of the proposed deployment of the broadband network.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), held a hearing with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson today to discuss the agency's FY 2013 budget request.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released the following statement after TransCanada announced it would begin construction on the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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.