Fred Upton

6:37 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Upton defends fracking in speech to manufacturers

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Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee says natural gas industry needs infrastructure
Washington - U.S. Rep. Fred Upton said Thursday fueling vehicles with natural gas holds great promise and praised the hydraulic fracturing technology that is unearthing greater supplies of the gas. "We haven't seen a single instance where ground water has been contaminated because of fracking, not one,"
Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
7:31 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Upton: No shortcuts in fixing problems at Palisades

Protester's sign outside of Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
Credit WMUK

Interview with Fred Upton

The Palisades Nuclear Power Plant remains offline because of a leak in a safety injection refueling tank. West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton toured the plant on Monday with a commissioner from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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8:21 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Upton says Palisades must stay offline until problems are addressed

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Congressman toured plant Monday with commissioner from Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Eight days after Palisades Nuclear Power Plant shut down May 5, an inspection is still ongoing of the safety injection refueling water tank. Until that inspection is complete, residents of Southwest Michigan won't know what the permanent solution to repair the leaking tank will be.
9:06 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Upton says Palisades Nuclear Power Plant must stay offline until leaking tank is fixed

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission said 79 gallons of radioactive water leaked into Lake Michigan this week
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - U.S Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, called Tuesday for the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant to remain offline until a leak in its tank that apparently led to diluted radioactive water being released into Lake Michigan is permanently repaired.
8:11 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Upton: immigration reform this summer

Immigration reform rally in Miami, Jan. 2013
Credit Alan Diaz / AP Photo

A bi-partisan group of senators in Washington called the “Gang of Eight” is expected to unveil an immigration reform plan early next month. Immigrant advocates hope it will include a “pathway to citizenship” for many of those in the country without documents. Some of those advocates rallied outside the Kalamazoo office of Congressman Fred Upton (R-Saint Joseph) on Good Friday.

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