Press Releases

November 10, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today expressed deep disappointment in response to President Obama's delay of the Keystone XL pipeline decision. Instead of approving the pipeline, and allowing this construction project to move forward and create a massive infusion of American jobs, the President refused to issue a decision on the Presidential Permit and continued to delay the project by directing the State Department to come up with an alternate route.
November 10, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing this year's focus on job creation and innovative U.S. industries, members of Congress are announcing plans to host key energy policy experts to discuss the natural gas revolution that is creating American jobs and energy security. Scheduled for Monday, November 14, 2011 at 3 p.m. ET, this is the second installment of the Jobs and Innovation Forum series. Participants will engage in a roundtable discussion to explore how advances in shale gas technology have transformed U.S. natural gas markets and the entire energy landscape.
November 10, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) today released the following statement in response to the Senate's vote on the resolution of disapproval for the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.
November 9, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In the face of the White House Counsel's threats to defy the Energy and Commerce Committee's subpoena for documents related to Solyndra, full Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today provided the White House a sampling of emails that offer a glimpse into the close relationship between billionaire Solyndra investor George Kaiser and the Obama administration.
November 9, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a bipartisan letter to the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) launching an investigation into the $267 million loan to Open Range Communications, made available by the 2002 Farm Bill. Open Range filed for bankruptcy on October 6, 2011.
November 9, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee continue seeking answers from administration officials about the potential impacts of EPA's power sector rules, sending a pair of letters today exploring how the rules could affect energy security and reliability of the electric grid and other critical infrastructure.

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