NEW YORK (AP) — Few sights capture Manhattan's beauty like the grand, old apartment buildings that ring Central Park. But for decades, many of these mansions for the rich and famous have also been a literal source of urban grit.
House Energy and Commerce Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing, "The Role of Regulators and Grid Operators in Meeting Natural Gas and Electric Coordination Challenges." FERC commissioners Cheryl LaFleur and Philip Moeller among witnesses.
Congress looks to wrap up a busy pre-Easter stretch this week with new attention on natural gas, including the Obama administration's review of export proposals and the electricity sector's growing usage.
The focus will start on Tuesday at a hearing before the energy panel of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. That same day, White House energy adviser Heather Zichal will headline a forum on President Barack Obama's Energy Security Trust proposal to shift cars and trucks off oil.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A utility has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine and speed replacement of its cast-iron pipelines following an eastern Pennsylvania gas explosion that killed five people two years ago.
New Jersey's largest utility company has proposed spending $3.9 billion over a decade to stormproof its Superstorm Sandy-battered electric and gas system in a time when big storms have become more frequent.
House Republicans contend the Nuclear Regulatory Commission tripled space at its headquarters by using an appropriations bill to get around the congressional authorization process, the Washington Business Journal reports.
House Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings and ranking Democratic Rep. Ed Markey called on the Interior Department to extend the public comment period for its proposed public lands hydraulic fracturing rule, FuelFix reports.
Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., was endorsed by 20 Democrats to replace Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., as ranking member on the House Natural Resources Committee should Markey win election to the Senate, Politico reports.