WASHINGTON, DC – Today marks 15 years since the federal government has defaulted on its legal responsibility to store our nation’s nuclear waste. According to the law, the Department of Energy was supposed to begin accepting nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain by January 31, 1998. Since then, 76 lawsuits have been filed over DOE’s failure to meet its obligation, costing taxpayers over $1.6 billion dollars.
An Unhappy Anniversary: With 15 Years of Broken Promises, Nuclear Waste and Liability Costs Continue to Pile UpJanuary 31, 2013 | Press Release
Watch the video HERE Wednesday, January 30, 2013 05:53 PMBy: Jim Meyers and John Bachman Rep. Fred Upton, influential chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, tells Newsmax that the “question of the day” is why the Obama administration still hasn’t approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
1,595 DAYS AND COUNTING - WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ON KEYSTONE
WASHINGTON, DC – Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) today announced the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), and the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, chaired by Rep.
Energy and Power Subcommittee To Kick Off American Energy Security and Innovation Hearing Series Next WeekJanuary 29, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), will launch its “American Energy Security and Innovation” hearing series next Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
OPINION: Rep. Lee Terry in the Washington Times "The Pipeline to Change the Direction of the Economy"January 29, 2013 | ICYMI
In today’s Washington Times, Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) calls on President Obama to stop the delays and approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman approved the Nebraska reroute last week, paving the way for the president’s final approval. It has now been 1,594 days since TransCanada first applied for a Presidential Permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which will bring much-needed jobs and energy security to America.