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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee, senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, released the following statement today after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated the Cross State Air... Read More
  • Lawmaker is original co-sponsor of Wireless Innovation and Public Safety Act that creates public safety broadband network WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and former chairman of the Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee, released the following... Read More
  • New report connects the dots between climate change, energy production and water needs Washington, D.C. (August 17, 2012) – New polling shows Americans’ concerns about the drought and the extreme weather events that have punished our nation this year are on the rise. Their concerns are real: Nuclear power plants are shutting down over... Read More
  • Lawmaker called on agencies to scrutinize deal for impacts on competition, consumers WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and House author of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, released the following statement after the Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced... Read More
  • Congressman was first to call for SPR release Washington, D.C. (August 16, 2012) – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee, today commended the Obama administration, who media report is considering releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in an effort to address rising gas prices.... Read More
  • Increased transparency in federal databases would help prevent flawed medical devices from coming to market, causing serious patient injury WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling on the agency to overhaul and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee and the leading investigative force in Congress during the BP spill, released the following statement after the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) today announced the issuance of a final offshore drilling safety rule.... Read More
  • Congressman calls Republican attacks on PBS an insult to American families WASHINGTON D.C. – In response to comments made to Forbes by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reporting his budget priorities include eliminating federal support for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the parent organization of the Public... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.(August 13, 2012) – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement today after the Department of Interior announced a proposed plan to allow for new oil and gas development in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) while protecting local wildlife and... Read More
  • Lawmaker sends letters requesting reports on fresh water supplies and technologies for addressing water scarcity   Washington, D.C. (August 13, 2012) – As America suffers through an historic drought, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to assess America’s fresh water supplies and... Read More
  • Lawmaker blasts latest Republican ploy to undermine historic fuel economy standards, increase dependence on foreign oil WASHINGTON, D.C. - Despite a new report that found fuel efficiency is a major factor behind the increase of 236,000 jobs in the U.S. auto industry since summer of 2009, Republicans have launched a new baseless political attack... Read More
  • Ryan Budgets' "Fiscal Responsibility" Included Cutting Clean Energy By 90%, Protecting $40 Billion in Subsidies For Big Oil   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney selected Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate, and in doing so, threw his support to a lawmaker who... Read More
  • Draft bill will address increasing number of law enforcement requests for mobile phone data revealed by lawmaker's ongoing investigation WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of his ongoing investigation that revealed, for the first time, that upwards of 1.3 million requests were made last year by law enforcement for consumer mobile phone... Read More
  •   Lawmaker praises Obama administration announcement on progress for New England offshore wind project Washington, DC (August 9, 2012) – Today, the Department of Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced key steps forward on a proposed floating offshore wind project located 12 nautical miles off the coast of... Read More
  •   Lawmaker urged FTC to investigate Google after reports that consumer privacy settings were circumvented WASHINGTON, DC - On February 17, 2012, Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), co-Chairmen of the Bi-partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, and Cliff Sterns (R-Fla.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight &... Read More
  •   Republican opposition, utility lobbying blocking adoption of GRID Act to protect U.S. electrical power system from cyber-attack WASHINGTON, D.C. – An America where every single piece of technology including computers, automobiles, and telephones sits idle after being sapped of power may sound like the fall season’s newest... Read More
  • July 2012 Is Hottest on Record Washington (August 8, 2012) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) today announced that July 2012 was the hottest in the contiguous United States since recordkeeping began in 1895. Drought conditions expanded to cover nearly 63 percent of the lower 48 states and wildfires burned two million acres... Read More
  • Will be joined at New England Aquarium by leaders in commercial fishing, climate change impacts, renewable energy industries MEDFORD, MA – Sea levels have been rising for the past half century along the New England coast at a rate 3-4 times higher than the global average. New England lobstermen are contending with historically low prices... Read More
  •   Current standards developed 15 years ago may not reflect latest science  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) released a new report they requested from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that calls for the federal government to update exposure and... Read More
  • Improvements in Science, Management Also Necessary to Help Fishing Community   WASHINGTON (August 3, 2012) – This morning, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) issued a statement calling for a Federal economic disaster declaration for the cod, haddock, flounder and other fish stocks that make up New England’s groundfish fishery. The request... Read More