June 26, 2012 | Letter
Excerpt: In reports requested by this Committee on safety and security problems at Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, for example, GAO has repeatedly documented weaknesses in those sites’ performance self-assessment programs To read the letter regarding the Los Alamos National Laboratory, click here.
June 25, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed revisions to its cement sector rules, including extending the date for compliance. Last fall, the House passed H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act, directing EPA to re-propose the rules so they are both economically and technically achievable.
June 25, 2012 | Press Release
The Washington Examiner Editorial Board this weekend blasted the Department of Energy for its recent “Beyond Solyndra” propaganda, which points to the electric car company Fisker, who received a $529 million loan to make $100,000+ electric sports cars, as an example validating the Obama administration’s massive federal efforts.  What DOE’s
June 25, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In light of recent media reports of possible safety incidents at one of the nation’s most sensitive biolabs, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Oversight Subcommittee member Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D.
June 25, 2012 | Letter
Excerpt: The Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating whether the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is complying with Federal safety requirements in its operation of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, also known as CDC Building 18, a $214 million Biosafety Level 3 germ lab facility used for experiments involving anthrax, dangerous strains of influenza, the SARS coronavirus, monkeypox and other microbes with bioweapons potential
June 22, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - After enduring nearly six years of opposition and a grueling permitting process, Shell will finally begin energy exploration in Alaska’s Arctic waters next month. Exactly one year ago, the House passed bipartisan legislation to help streamline permitting in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas where drilling is expected to commence shortly, a legislative solution that would prevent similar energy and job creation delays in the future.