Energy and Power

Chairman:  Ed Whitfield (KY-01)
Jurisdiction: 
National energy policy; fossil energy; renewable energy; nuclear energy; nuclear facilities; the Department of Energy; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; synthetic and alternative fuels; energy conservation; energy information; utility issues; interstate energy compacts; energy generation, marketing, reliability, transmission, siting, exploration, production, efficiency, cybersecurity, and ratemaking for all generated power; pipelines; the Clean Air Act and air emissions; all laws, programs, and government activities affecting energy matters, including all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.

Members

Republicans

Chairman: Ed Whitfield (KY)
Vice Chairman: Steve Scalise (LA)
Ralph Hall (TX)
John Shimkus (IL)
Joseph R. Pitts (PA)
Lee Terry (NE)
Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX)
Bob Latta (OH)
Bill Cassidy (LA)
Pete Olson (TX)
David McKinley (WV)
Cory Gardner (CO)
Mike Pompeo (KS)
Adam Kinzinger (IL)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI)

Democrats

Ranking Member: Bobby L. Rush (IL)
Jerry McNerney (CA)
Paul Tonko (NY)
John Yarmuth (KY)
Eliot L. Engel (NY)
Gene Green (TX)
Lois Capps (CA)
Michael F. Doyle (PA)
John Barrow (GA)
Doris O. Matsui (CA)
Donna M. Christensen (VI)
Kathy Castor (FL)
John D. Dingell (MI) (non-voting)
Henry A. Waxman (CA)

September 4, 2012 | Hearing

The hearing discussed EPA’s proposed New Source Performance Standards for power plants, which would require new coal-fired power plants to install costly carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology that is not yet commercially viable. The result of such stringent new standards is a de facto ban on the construction of any new coal-fired power plants.

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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.

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August 31, 2012 | Hearing

Since 2000, the Environmental Protection Agency has awarded grants to foreign recipients, including foreign governments, universities, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), totaling over $100 million. Additionally, EPA also awards grants to domestic recipients for the purpose of carrying out projects in locations outside the United States.

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August 23, 2012 | Press Release

Carney in December 2011 – “Reject means reject”

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August 23, 2012 | Letter

To read EPA's response to the committee, click here.

To read the commiittee's initial letter to EPA, click here.

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