Press Releases

June 26, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement in response to today’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gases.
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 propaganda fails to mention is that Fisker’s loan has been
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. (R-TX), are seeking answers and documents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The members sent a letter today to Dr.
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 22, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of June 25. The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hear from experts about how technological innovations are changing the way Americans consume video content. The Environment and the Economy Subcommittee will hold a hearing on legislation to remove red tape and provide certainty to American job-creators.
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.

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