Press Releases

September 4, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Exactly three years ago today, Vice President Joe Biden famously participated in Solyndra’s groundbreaking following the Obama administration’s rushed approval of the $535 million loan guarantee to the now-bankrupt solar company.
September 4, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today unveiled a new website to provide visitors with easy access to the most up-to-date information on the committee’s important work.
August 31, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – After enduring nearly six years of opposition and an unnecessarily grueling permitting process, Shell is poised to begin energy exploration in Alaska’s Arctic waters as early as next week. The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced that preliminary work may commence on a single well in the Chukchi sea, but final permits to allow for drilling still have yet to be issued.
August 24, 2012 | Press Release
Energy independence is within our grasp, America Fox News By Rep. Fred Upton August 24, 2012 Over the past decade, American energy supply has undergone a remarkable transformation.  We are experiencing no less than a resource revolution – an “American spring” for a nation seeking freedom from dependence on hostile countries for energy to power our economy.
August 23, 2012 | Press Release
Carney in December 2011 – “Reject means reject” At today's press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked why President Obama continues to refer to his energy strategy as an “all-of-the above” approach despite rejecting Republican-backed energy solutions like the Keystone XL pipeline. In an attempt to defend his boss, Carney responded, “Keystone is a process, we haven’t rejected anything. … ”
August 22, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today released the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s approval of a “special access” order by a 3-2 vote to suspend existing FCC rules: