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)

June 6, 2012 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to propose retention of its current standards for fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) to allow for a proper and full review of alternatives available in EPA’s proposed new rule.

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June 6, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: While Dr. Armendariz had previously advised Committee staff taht he would testify at the hearing, yesterday, the Committee was notified that he was declining to testify. In view of his decision not to testify, we request the following information and documents:

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June 6, 2012 | Letter

Excerpt: We understand that you plan to issue a proposed rule as soon as next week, a schedule that does not allow for full consideration of alternatives and review by expert scientists at other federal agencies.  We therefore urge you to include the retention of the current standards in any proposed rule addressing the ambient air standards for particulate matter.

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June 4, 2012 | Letter

To read the letter to Department of Commerce Inspector General, click here.

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May 24, 2012 | Letter

To read the letter, click here.

To read EPA's response, click here.

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