WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Members Joe Barton (R-TX), John Sullivan (R-OK), Michael Burgess (R-TX), Steve Scalise (R-LA), Pete Olson (R-TX), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) issued the following statement regarding the resignation of EPA Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz:
Energy and Commerce Leaders Investigate Whether EPA Official’s Enforcement “Philosophy” to “Crucify” American Energy Companies Resulted in Abuse of Public TrustApril 27, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In response to a disturbing video brought to light this week exposing a top Obama EPA appointee’s description of his “crucify them” enforcement strategy to punish oil and gas companies, Republican members of the Energy and Commerce Committee are launching an investigation into the agency’s enforcement policies. Members are concerned that the Obama appointee’s comments reflect an overzealous enforcement philosophy inconsistent with genuine protection of American families and communities, while also undermining jobs and the economy.
WASHINGTON, DC - Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee continue to investigate evidence of a “chilled work environment” created under Chairman Jaczko’s leadership at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Republican members of the committee wrote to Jaczko today requesting information about the Commission’s practices for ensuring a healthy work environment and how they apply to Jaczko and his fellow commissioners.
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today advanced reconciliation legislative recommendations required by the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget resolution.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today selected Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitefield (R-KY) to serve on the Conference Committee that will negotiate a House and Senate agreement on transportation legislation. The conference will negotiate provisions within the Energy and Commerce Committee’s purview, including approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, vehicle safety measures, and a framework to ensure the safe management and reuse of coal ash.
WASHINGTON, DC - Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA) today launched a bipartisan Federal Spectrum Working Group to examine how the federal government can use the nation's airwaves more efficiently.