There are various committees at the federal-level dedicated to energy development. Brief descriptions of these committees and links to the corresponding websites are available on this page.
U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resource (Committee) was established in 1977. Ever since 1977 the Committee has been actively involved in energy resources and development, including regulation, conservation, strategic petroleum reserves and appliance standards; nuclear energy; Indian affairs; public lands and their renewable resources.
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is the ranking member of the Committee.
For more information visit the Committee website.
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce (Committee) was established in 1974 and is the oldest standing legislative committee in the House. For the House, the Committee is the main guide in the promotion of commerce, public health, energy and technology.
For more information visit the Committee website
House Committee on Natural Resources
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources "considers legislation about American energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation," according to their website. The Committee has 5 subcommittees, including the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources and Subcommittee on Water and Power.
To learn more, visit the House Committee on Natural Resources website.