Home > newsroom > Page
19 Members of Pacific Northwest Delegation Bipartisan Letter to Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu Regarding His Recent Power Marketing Administrations Memorandum


WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11, 2012 -

Dear Secretary Chu:

We write with deep concern regarding your March 16, 2012 Memorandum to the Power Market Administrators. While many of the Memorandum's goals may have merit, these directives - and the manner in which your Department has relayed them - have created considerable consternation and confusion in the Pacific Northwest and amongst some of our constituents.

Since the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) was established 75 years ago, Congress has expanded and refined the Administration's governing statutes, each time providing specific responsibilities and directions. We are concerned that the March 16th Memorandum suggests that the Department appears to be considering a role for BPA that disregards Congressional intent and exceeds BPA's current statutory authority.

Read the entire letter HERE.




Latest News

Bishop Statement on Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on Hurricane Maria’s impact on the territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: "The residents...... Read more

Preserving an American Tradition: Maintaining Access and Increasing Opportunities on our Public Lands

OP-ED: Preserving an American Tradition: Maintaining Access and Increasing Opportunities on our Public Lands Congressman Rob Bishop Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources Sportsmen are the he...... Read more

Bishop Statement on Dan Love Employment Status

Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the employment status of Senior Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement Manager Dan Love: “The previous administration turned a blind eye...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

Legislative Hearing on 4 Fishery Bills
Water, Power and Oceans | 1334 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
Legislative Hearing on 3 Tribal Recognition Bills
Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs | 1334 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
Exploring Solutions to Reduce Risks of Catastrophic Wildfire and Improve Resiliency of National Forests
Oversight and Investigations | 1334 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
View All Events