Home > newsroom > Page
Chairman Hastings Letter to Energy Secretary Chu Regarding the Memorandum to the Power Marketing Administration


WASHINGTON, D.C., February 28, 2013 -

Dear Secretary Chu:

As you know, the House Committee on Natural Resources ("Committee") is conducting oversight on issues surrounding your March 16, 2012 Memorandum ("Memorandum") to the Power Marketing Administrations.

In an October 11, 2012 letter the Department of Energy ("Department") was asked to produce several categories of documents and communications related to the issuance of the Memorandum. It is disappointing that the response submitted by the Department consisted of mostly publicly available information and does not fully respond to the requested information requests.

The response provided by the Department on November 21, 2012 acknowledged that it was only an "initial set" of responsive documents, however more than three months have passed and no additional information has been provided. Specifically, the Department has not provided internal email communications discussing the Memorandum, communications between Ms. Lauren Azar and the Joint Outreach Team, and the economic analysis used to understand the effects of the Memorandum.

Read the entire letter HERE.


Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

Latest News

Bishop Statement on the Passing of Former Delegate from American Samoa Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin

Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement upon news of the passing of Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, former and longest serving Delegate from American Samoa in the U.S. House of Representati...... Read more

ONRR Suspends Controversial Midnight Royalty Valuation Rule Finalized Under Obama Administration

The Department of the Interior announced they will postpone the implementation of the Office of Natural Resources Revenue’s (ONRR) “Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation R...... Read more

Regulatory Reform Order a Paradigm Shift to Empower People Over Bureaucracy

Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order requiring every federal agency to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force to enforce the administration’s regulatory reform agenda. Chairman...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

Oversight Hearing on Modernizing Western Water and Power Infrastructure in the 21st Century
Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
View All Events