CBS NEWS: Yucca Mountain: did politics trump science?
Committee Examines Yucca Mountain Shutdown, EPA's Overreach and Billions of Dollars in Obamacare BailoutsApril 1, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today unanimously passed draft legislation to clarify NTIA and RUS authority to return reclaimed stimulus funds to the U.S. Treasury.
Energy and Commerce Committee Launches Investigation into Administration's Efforts to Pull the Plug on Yucca Mountain Nuclear RepositoryMarch 31, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy today notified Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko that it is launching an investigation into the decision-making process to terminate the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Environment and the Economy Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) are launching the inquiry after reviewing available evidence indicating there was no scientific or technical basis for withdrawing the application.
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), Thursday convened a legislative hearing to discuss H.R. 908, a bill to extend the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security to maintain the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program.
Health Subcommittee Passes Five Bills to Eliminate Slush Fund, Limit HHS' Unprecedented Power and Restore Congress' Fiduciary DutyMarch 31, 2011 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today approved five bills that repeal the Health and Human Services Secretary's unlimited tap on Treasury to fund state exchange grants, eliminate unaccountable slush funds, and restore Congress' oversight by replacing some direct mandatory spending and subjecting it to the annual appropriations process.
In his speech Wednesday on U.S. energy independence, President Obama finally acknowledged that Canada might be a valuable source of oil, stating, "And when it comes to oil we import from other nations, we can partner with neighbors like Canada, Mexico, and Brazil"