House Republicans have announced new action in response to the publication of sensitive electricity grid vulnerability modeling, demanding that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission turn over information about its management of internal security documents.
House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., called on FERC Acting Chairman Cheryl LaFleur to supply documents and communications about the unresolved attack on a substation in Metcalf, Calif. last April, and a separate analysis of modeling that detailed how attackers could cause a nationwide blackout.
House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton leveled fresh criticism of President Obama’s energy policies after a report from the Congressional Research Service found that oil and gas production declined on federal leases, The Hill reports.
Lawmakers are "vigilant" about threats that are posed to the country's electricity grid, said House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., after the committee hosted a briefing on the subject, The Hill reports.
The White House late Tuesday accused House Republicans of pushing legislation through the chamber that would undercut health protections it says would come with limits on power plant carbon emissions.
In a statement of administration policy, advisers to President Barack Obama said they would recommend he veto a bill to scuttle planned regulations on coal-fired power plants that the GOP intends to pass as soon as Friday, in the unlikely event the measure gets to his desk.
Some Republican lawmakers, including leaders of two congressional energy committees, are calling on President Barack Obama to expand U.S. energy exports, with one criticizing the administration's deliberate pace of liquefied natural gas export approvals given the deepening crisis over Ukraine.
"The Department of Energy's approval process for LNG exports is unnecessarily putting our allies at the mercy of Vladimir Putin," said House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., in a statement late Monday.
Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee issued a report calling on the Energy Department to speed approval for liquefied natural gas export permits, but Upton admitted that the committee doesn't have a draft bill ready to push the issue, National Journal reports.
Backers of the Keystone XL pipeline -- including Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. and Rep. Fred Upton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee -- are speaking out to defend the project after President Obama failed to mention it in his State of the Union speech, National Journal reports.
House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., criticized the U.S. Export-Import Bank's recent policy to limit financing for coal-fired plants abroad, saying the move will hurt impoverished nations, National Journal reports.
A cartoon advertisement by the American Petroleum Institute poking fun at the anti-Keystone XL camp of cowboys and Native Americans in Washington this week has drawn fire from some of the protest participants, FuelFix reports.
Polls released Thursday by the American Petroleum Institute and the conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports found support among U.S. voters for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill reports.
Lawmakers from North Dakota’s congressional delegation discussed oil train safety with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx as he visited the site of last year’s derailment and explosion in Casselton, The Hill reports.
A White House spokesman Wednesday night challenged a report by Rolling Stone that President Barack Obama will decide against the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, saying on Twitter that "nobody knows" his thinking, National Journal reports.