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  • Upton's opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing
    Posted in Committee Statements on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing on “The State of Pipeline Safety and Security in America.” Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman for holding this hearing to begin our work to reauthorize the nation’s pipeline safety laws. I would also like to thank you for making this a bipartisan effort, and for working with us to select the witnesses and prepare for this hearing. We have a... Read more

  • TSA has too few pipeline security officials, Upton and Dingell say
    Posted in Fred in the News on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes, Government Reform & Oversight

    TSA has too few pipeline security officials, Upton and Dingell say Michigan Advance May 1, 2019 U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) and Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) say there are not enough federal officials within the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) assigned to help protect the nation’s 2.7 million miles of pipelines carrying oil, gas and other hazardous liquids. Upton, ranking member of the Energy Subcommittee on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, indicated his ... Read more

  • Upton, Dingell, Walberg Release Commitment from EPA on Michigan PFAS Meeting
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Today, Representatives Fred Upton (MI-6), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Tim Walberg (MI-7) received commitment from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the agency will come to Michigan for a meeting on PFAS chemicals in drinking water. The lawmakers will continue to work with the EPA on finalizing a time and location. You can read the EPA’s response here. “Michigan has been hit hard with the number of PFAS confirmed sites growing rapidly over the last few years,” Upton, Dingell, and Wal... Read more

  • Upton, Committee Advance More Than One Dozen Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce Committee in voting to advance more than one dozen bills. These bills now head to the House Floor for consideration. Among the bills considered was H.R. 1320, the Nuclear Utilization of Keynote Energy Act. Within this bill was an amendment offered by Upton and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, that would help communities dealing with the closure of nuclear power plants. Upton released the following state... Read more

  • Upton on Recent Line 5 Issues: ‘We Are All Watching’
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after discovery of three small dents – likely caused by a ship’s dragging anchor – in the Line 5 pipeline, which runs under the Straits of Mackinac. “There is no excuse for this ship’s action and no excuse for not protecting the straits and our Great Lakes. Today I had the opportunity to discuss this issue directly with U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry during a Subcommittee on Energy hearing. I’ve also raised my concer... Read more

  • Upton & Schakowsky to Join Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Today, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, announced they are to join the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. “When it comes to climate change we must take an economically realistic and pragmatic approach,” said Upton. “Joining the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus is a tremendous opportunity to work across the aisle towards those goals. Pursuing an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy that protects our environment, preserves our Great Lakes, and ensures ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Bipartisanship a 2018 priority
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Bipartisanship a 2018 priority By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton January 6, 2018 Detroit News Last year was a transformational year for American politics — that’s for sure. But one thing was missing: Major bipartisan policy wins for the American people. While Congress did flirt around the edges on some bipartisan goals, I’m hopeful that as we set out on 2018 we can come together and deliver real, bipartisan results for folks here in Michigan and across the country. On the issue of infrastructure, Michigan... Read more

  • WOODTV: Upton on Enbridge deal: ‘We’re going to stay on their case’
    Posted in Fred in the News on November 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Economy & Jobs, Environment & Great Lakes

    Upton on Enbridge deal: 'We're going to stay on their case' WOODTV8 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP/WOOD) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian oil transport company Enbridge Inc. announced an agreement Monday intended to boost the safety of twin oil pipelines beneath the waterway where Lakes Michigan and Huron converge. The deal does not call for the decommissioning of Line 5 as environmental groups have demanded, although it does include a procedure for temporarily halting the flow of oil through ... Read more

  • Readout of Upton’s Meeting with Enbridge
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee, today met with Enbridge Vice President Guy Jarvis to discuss the Line 5 pipeline, which runs under the Straits of Mackinac. The meeting focused on the two public letters Upton had previously sent the company. Upton again expressed alarm and deep concern regarding recent reports on gaps in the protective coating on several portions of the pipeline. He also reiterated that a spill would be catastrophic to the Great Lakes ... Read more

  • Upton: ‘Lack of transparency from Enbridge completely unacceptable'
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment & Great Lakes, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today sent a letter to Enbridge as it relates to the company knowing of damage to portions of the enamel coating on the Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac as far back as 2014. Upton is requesting both documents not provided after a previous request and a meeting with the highest-ranking official Enbridge can provide within two weeks. In addition to the letter, which can be found here or below, Upton released the following statement: “The lack of tra... Read more

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