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Fred Upton

Climate Deniers: The Usual Suspects Weigh in

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Inglis's point of view about getting rid of all energy subsidies has hit a supportive chord with many. Yet others in the Republican Party consistently continue to define climate change as an elitist hoax, junk science with a lack of evidence, or part of God's plan.

Kate Upton Celebrates Birthday With GOP Congressmen

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

GOP Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) posted a photo on Monday showing him and fellow Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) with the latter's supermodel nie...

Ryan Grim

Nuclear Regulator Caught In Conflicted Situation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner William Ostendorff has invested in Honeywell International Inc., an NRC licensee, since as early as 2009...

Leaking Nuclear Plant Under Repair

AP | Posted 05.12.2014 | Green

COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton says inspectors have found the source of a water leak that forced the shutdown of Entergy Corp.'s...

Congressman Says Nuclear Plant Situation Is 'Unacceptable'

AP | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green

COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A southwestern Michigan congressman says the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant should remain offline until operators perma...

WATCH: Democracy for Dollars

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The House of Representatives, where Congress gathers to hear the president, used to be known as "The People's House." But money power owns the lease now and runs the joint from hidden back rooms.

Meningitis Outbreak Prompts Call For Tighter Drug Rules

Reuters | Tim Ghianni | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 9 (Reuters) - A rare U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has claimed four more lives with Florida ...

Ryan Grim

Republican Regulator Thwarted Nuclear Safety Probe: Sources

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The inspector general at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has launched an investigation into a GOP political appointee for attempting to...

Erin Mershon

Fred Upton, GOP Committee Chairman, Pushes Obama To Disclose, But Defended Bush

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Republican chairman who once defended the Bush administration's non-disclosure is now blasting the White House for withholding i...

Paul Blumenthal

Gingrich Super PAC Donor Moves His Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A super PAC launched to protect the Republican Party majority in the House of Representatives received its biggest infusion of cash to d...

Two for Tuesday: The Latest on Common Pesticide and Coal Ash

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

A product used not just by farmers but also by lots of us common variety home gardeners and lawn groomers has been linked to a variety of unsavory health effects from cancer (in people) to hormonal disruptions (in animals).

Lucia Graves

GOP Lawmaker To Colleagues: Stop 'Pointing Fingers' On Solyndra

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following months of investigations into Solyndra and other Department of Energy loans, one Republican lawmaker says his colleagues might...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Deny Their Support Of Green Energy Is Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Republicans are complaining that Energy Secretary Steven Chu has mischaracterized GOP lawmakers' attempts to speed up federal...

Congressman Talks Swimsuit Model Niece, Kate Upton

Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) is a 13-term congressman and chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. He's also the uncle of model Kate Upton...

GOP Lawmaker's Solar Energy Hypocrisy

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has been among the most vociferous opponents of the Obama administration's energy policies. On Tuesday, he stood on the othe...

Boehner Tells Chairmen To Step Up To Obama

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE -- House Republican leaders pleaded for elusive unity from the disparate factions in their party a...

House GOP Pushing Ahead With Keystone

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- House Republicans say a fresh push for a 1,700-mile Canada-to-Texas pipeline could be part of a new round of negotiations over extending ...

GOP Flexes Muscle On Light Bulbs

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress are flipping the dimmer switch on a law that sets new energy-savings standards for light bulbs. They've re...

Ryan Grim

Key Staffer Investigating Solyndra Has Been On Both Sides

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the House Energy and Commerce Committee met in October to decide what Solyndra-related documents to subpoena from the White House, ...

Lucia Graves

Chu To Congress: Solyndra Decision Not Influenced By Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.18.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- In what amounts to the highest-profile testimony yet in the ongoing Solyndra saga, Energy Secretary Steven Chu took full responsibility...

'Green News Report' - November 17, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Political...

Don't 'Let Them Eat Cake!'

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Olga Bonfiglio

A small group of Kalamazoo food activists and professionals have begun studying the Food and Farm Bill so that they can talk to and influence policymakers, two of whom will play a key role in this year's [Congressional] appropriations.

Lucia Graves

Solyndra Critics Can Claim Their First Scalp

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Jonathan Silver, the head of the Department of Energy's loan guarantee program at the heart of the Solyndra controversy, is stepping dow...

Senators' Choice: Their Constituents Future or Big Telecom. Hmmm...

Art Brodsky | Posted 12.06.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Regulate the Internet? Seize control? That's all nonsense, but nonsense to which our elected representatives, through the influence of the Tea Party and the big telecom companies, are willing to accede.

Elise Foley

Super Committee Holds More Closed-Door Meetings

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The six Democratic members of a 12-member super committee with extraordinary powers to shape spending over the next decade held another ...