WASHINGTON, DC - Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent letters to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff, and Department of Energy Secretary Stephen Chu seeking information on new Obama administration EPA rules impacting the electric power sector.
Government Report Finds Obama Administration's Haste to Terminate Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository Could Set Back Effort 20 YearsMay 9, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today released an extensive report compiled by the Government Accountability Office examining the ramifications of the Obama administration and Energy Secretary Chu's decision to withdraw the license application for a high-level waste and spent nuclear fuel repository at Yucca Mountain, located adjacent to the Nevada Test Site.
During a recent hearing on EPA regulations, Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) had an alarming exchange on jobs with Mathy Stanislaus, EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. The EPA expert confirmed that the agency, contrary to the president's executive order, does not directly examine regulations' impacts on jobs. Watch the startling exchange HERE
Washington, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), GOP Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following joint statement today regarding President Obama's request for an increase in the debt ceiling, and how Republicans are standing with the American people, who believe that such an increase would be irresponsible without spend
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations this week held a hearing to examine "White House Transparency, Visitor Logs, and Lobbyists." The hearing demonstrated that the Obama administration's promises of transparency do not square with their actual policies. Unfortunately, the White House refused to send a witness to testify about their own transparency policies.
Administration's Inefficiencies Exposed: Plans for Yet Another Study on Fracking Wastes Federal Funds on DuplicativeMay 5, 2011 | Press Release
Contrary to the president's pledge to reduce government waste and make processes more efficient, the administration has announced plans for a new working group to study hydraulic fracturing, the process that has been used safely for over 60 years to extract natural gas from beneath the ground.