Press Releases

February 9, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded today's decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to approve the construction and operation of two new nuclear reactors at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle. The two reactors will join Vogtle's two existing reactors near Waynesboro, Georgia, with Unit 3 expected to begin operating in 2016 and Unit 4 in 2017. Chairman Upton made the following statement:
February 8, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), held a hearing today to discuss the cost and consequences of EPA's recently finalized Utility MACT rule on consumers and the economy. 
February 8, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held a hearing to examine threats to communications networks, the responses of the private sector, and the role of the federal government.
February 8, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced plans to advance legislation through the committee and the U.S. House of Representatives that will reverse a recent decision by the Obama administration that will force religious employers to purchase and provide services that violate their religious beliefs and moral convictions.
February 7, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Committee today approved legislation to save the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline, a shovel-ready jobs and energy security project that President Obama delayed and ultimately rejected. H.R. 3548, the North American Energy Access Act, will finally put an end to years of bureaucratic delays and expedite construction of the pipeline that would create tens of thousands of American jobs and displace less stable energy imports with millions of barrels of safe and secure Canadian oil supplies.
February 7, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce committee held opening statements yesterday on the markup of H.R. 3548, the North American Energy Access Act. Republican members touted the pipeline's numerous economic and energy security benefits while some Democrats attempted to distract the debate by suggesting the pipeline would be built to facilitate oil exports.

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