Energy & Commerce Leaders Query Secretary Chu on EPA Regulations

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), along with Chairman Emeritus Joe Barton (R-TX) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) sent a letter to DOE Secretary Chu seeking access to any reliability information that the Department provided to the EPA as it developed its CSAPR and MATS rulemakings. The request, coming on the heels of the Secretary's appearance during a March 8 hearing by the Committee, also seeks information concerning the general role that DOE has played in the development of the EPA's rules, given the DOE's statutory mandate to "promote the interests of consumers through the provision of an adequate and reliable supply of energy at the lowest reasonable cost." A copy of the letter can be found here.