House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) said in a July 16 progress report prepared for committee Republicans that the committee will work to further streamline energy project permitting during the remaining weeks of the 112th Congress. The committee will also continue to push for what Representative Upton called less burdensome Environmental Protection Agency regulations, a permanent solution for nuclear waste storage, hazardous waste shipment electronic data reporting, and approval of the northern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline.