Fred Upton

NRC falls short in costing rules: GAO

The Hill

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission follows some, but not enough, of best practices when it comes to costing rules it proposes, according to an analysis from the Government Accountability Office which was made public by Sen. David Vitter, R-La. and Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., The Hill reports.

Keystone, efficiency likely to be focus for Upton’s energy plans

Roll Call

Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. and chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, will likely make swift moves to get legislation on the Keystone XL pipeline and energy efficiency going through the new congress, and his “Architecture of Abundance” strategy revealed over the summer could provide further clues to his thinking, Roll Call reports.

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GOP energy chiefs urge FERC role on carbon rule

The Republican leaders of two energy committees in Congress on Monday called on federal grid regulators to bring in the Energy Department, utilities and state regulators to delve into potential electricity shortfalls stemming from the Obama administration's planned power plants carbon rule.

In a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Cheryl LaFleur, the three lawmakers said she should quickly hold a technical conference on the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency rule, following a Dec. 1 agency comment deadline.

Outside money fails to sink Upton

The Hill

Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. and chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, dodged the bullet of a last-minute blitz of outside money to win re-election, promising to work for affordable energy prices, The Hill reports.

Upton fighting tough re-election battle

The Hill

The re-election contest for Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. and chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is attracting last-minute money -- including some from the American Future Fund for an ad extolling his support for the Keystone XL pipeline -- as polling indicates his race against Democrat Paul Clements is a tight one, The Hill reports.

House Energy chair in significant re-election contest

National Journal

If Democrats make a good showing on Election Day against Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. and chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, it would give them a boost toward winning the seat in two years’ time, National Journal reports.

Bloomquist heads from House Energy panel to lobbying firm

The Hill

Mike Bloomquist, the lead counsel for the GOP majority on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is leaving to work for lobbying firm Kountoupes Denham, with panel chair Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., thanking him for his contributions, The Hill reports.

Associated Press

Republicans: Oil boom states' success supports their pro-drilling stance

Republicans in Congress on Thursday pointed to a new Energy Department analysis of the strong economic growth in energy-producing states as fresh evidence in support of their calls for greater oil and gas drilling in federal areas.

The Energy Information Administration reported that of the six states where oil and gas development and mining accounted for more than 10 percent of their economy, all but one had stronger growth than the national average last year.

Upton: Oil export ban won't lift this year


House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., made fresh calls for an end to the nation's crude oil export ban but said the policy won't be lifted this year as lawmakers need time to ask the proper questions and move on legislation, Bloomberg reports.

Upton urges abudance-driven energy policy

The Hill

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., used the podium at an Energy Information Administration conference to call for a U.S. energy policy that focuses on taking advantage of surging energy development rather than scarcity-driven policies, The Hill reports.


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