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EPA says Volkswagen cheated a 2nd time on pollution tests

...the emissions values in any impermissible way" and vowed to cooperate with the EPA.But Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is investigating the scandal, said it's time for VW to come clean. "The latest revelations...
Nation and World
Senate panel votes to lift 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

...common-sense, bipartisan policy."GOP leaders in the House and Senate support lifting the export ban, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee endorsed a bill to do so last month.The White House opposes both bills, saying a decision on whether...
For years, VW software thwarted pollution regulations

...per vehicle, individuals could be fined $3,750 per violation of the Clean Air Act.On Capitol Hill, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., said his subcommittee will determine whether auto buyers were deceived...
Nation and World
House chair: Planned Parenthood probe protects taxpayers

WASHINGTON - Opening long-awaited congressional hearings, a top Republican said Wednesday an investigation of Planned Parenthood was intended to protect taxpayers from the kind of "horrors" suggested by secretly recorded videos of group officials discussing the sale of tissue from aborted fetuses.
Nation and World
MLB to expand blood testing for HGH

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Major League Baseball will test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and increase efforts to detect abnormal levels of testosterone.
BP appoints ombudsman to hear employee complaints

...small staff would answer calls from a phone service that will operate 24 hours a day. On Thursday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold hearings on the causes and impact on the U.S. economy of the August shutdown of production...
Congress looks into BP foul-ups on pipeline

...the largest oil spill ever on the North Slope. U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the chair of the oversight and investigations subcommittee, Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., based...
Outside editorial: FDA needs more inspectors

...2006. That's obviously insufficient. It is heartening, however, to note that Congress, through the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is conducting hearings. Chinese authorities now acknowledge that ingredients exported to make pet food...
Alaska Digest

Elephant's ordeal renews zoo criticism, $1.78 billion capital budget passes House & Pipeline maintenance legislation stalls
Alaska editorial: Congress sheds light on big oil operations

...pressures put our employees in a very difficult place," he told the House members, who are part of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The March 2006 spill was the largest at Prudhoe Bay and led to a partial shutdown of the field. Malone...


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