Republican members pushed back strongly this week against EPA's new proposed rule regulating greenhouse gases for new coal plants. In a hearing Wednesday with EPA Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy, Republican members of Subcommittee on Energy and Power blasted the administration's actions to shut down coal-fired power generation in the U.S., arguing that it is yet another example that the president's promise of an 'all of the above' energy strategy rings hollow, putting both jobs and affordable, reliable energy at risk.
Energy and Commerce Members Respond to EPA's Proposal to Shut Down Affordable Electricity and Destroy JobsMarch 30, 2012 | Press Release
Say What???? Without Any Firm Numbers on Job Creation, President Urges Congress to "Double Down" on Costly Stimulus ProgramMarch 30, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - On Thursday, less than 24 hours after the U.S. House unanimously rejected President Obama's $3.6 trillion budget by a vote of 414 to 0, the president urged Congress to "double down" on a stimulus energy program his FY2013 budget seeks to extend.
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded today's decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to approve construction and operating licenses for two new nuclear reactors at SCANA's V.C. Summer plant in South Carolina. After over three decades of inaction, this is the second pair of new reactors approved by the NRC this year. Chairman Upton made the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), today held a hearing to discuss the president's new privacy proposal and to consider whether it strikes the right balance between protecting privacy and preserving Internet growth.
WASHINGTON, DC - Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee continue to press the administration to provide information on the effects of EPA's new power sector rules.
Energy and Commerce Leaders Seek Information on EPA's Plans to Expand Regulation of Oil and Natural Gas ProductionMarch 28, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC- Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson seeking more information about EPA's forthcoming regulations establishing new emission standards for the oil and natural gas sector. Particularly in light of rising gasoline and electricity prices, members are troubled by EPA rules that will make it more expensive to produce American energy.