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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Oversight

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) commissioners testified at an oversight hearing of their agency. Some of the issues covered in the hearing included new safety recommendations in…

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    Energy Department Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

    Secretary Chu testified on the Energy Department’s fiscal year 2013 budget request. Questions focused on the high price of gasoline, the potential of tapping into the Strategic…

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    Keystone Oil Pipeline, Government Officials Panel

    Witnesses testified on the Obama administration’s decision to deny a permit for construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline that would have carried oil from Canada to the U.S.

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    Keystone Oil Pipeline, Business Owners Panel

    Witnesses testified on the Obama administration’s decision to deny a permit for construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline that would have carried oil from Canada to the U.S.

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    Keystone Oil Pipeline, Testimony

    Witnesses testified on the Obama administration’s decision to deny a permit for construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline that would have carried oil from Canada to the U.S.

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    Keystone Oil Pipeline, Opening

    Members made opening statements at a hearing on the Obama administration’s decision to deny permission to continue with plans to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

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    Oil and Gas Pipeline Safety, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified about oil and gas pipeline safety. They focused on several major incidents over the past few years, proposed regulations, infrastructure repair and maintenance, and…

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    Electric Grid Security

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation to protect power delivery through the U.S. electric grid. Known as the Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense (GRID) Act, the bill…

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    Nuclear Safety and Energy Programs, Secretary Chu

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu testified on his department’s 2012 budget request. Much of the hearing focused on several nuclear accidents at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power…

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    Pipeline Safety

    Government and energy industry officials testified about pipeline safety and improvements to safety regulations. The hearing was held in response to a recent pipeline explosion in San…

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    Gulf Oil Spill and Seafood Safety, Safety Panel

    Louisiana shrimpers and environmentalists testified on Gulf of Mexico seafood safety. They generally agreed that seafood was safe for human consumption, but remained concerned about…

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    Gulf Oil Spill and Seafood Safety, Government Panel

    Government officials testified about a recent government report on the BP oil spill and remaining oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Among the issues they addressed were the amount of oil left…

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    Role of Interior Department in Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    Past and present Department of the Interior secretaries testified on the department’s role in BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They also addressed past government…

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    Offshore Drilling Operations and Safety

    Oil company executives spoke about the safety and security of offshore drilling operations, as well as the causes of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the ability of the energy…

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