Press Releases

July 3, 2012 | Press Release
Rep. Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power, has scheduled a bipartisan forum on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. The subject of the forum is “State, Local, and Federal Cooperation in the Clean Air Act.” Participants to be announced. The forum is intended to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to hear a broad range of perspectives from experts about their experiences in implementing the Clean Air Act.
June 29, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing with EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Gina McCarthy to discuss EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations. The hearing comes on the heels of Tuesday’s ruling by a federal appeals court upholding EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, a decision members fear will expand EPA’s overreach to affect thousands of small businesses. “The end result of the court’s ruling is that Obama EPA’s backdoor carbon tax remains in effect.
June 28, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns expressed concern today with the news of another DOE loan guarantee recipient announcing bankruptcy.
June 28, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement on President Obama’s 2012-2017 offshore leasing plan that will block 85 percent of America’s offshore areas from production.
June 28, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing examining EPA’s recent proposal to lower the annual standard for fine particulate matter. Members of the subcommittee have expressed concern that the proposed changes may result in significant adverse economic consequences and job losses, and that EPA did not consider retaining the current standard. 
June 28, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled on the health care law: ”While I certainly disagree with the Supreme Court’s opinion, it does not change the American people’s opinion that the law is unaffordable, unworkable, and still must be repealed. This law was controversial as it was being crafted and it has only grown more unpopular as its reach into individuals’ lives has grown, and threatens to expand further still.

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