Published June 19, 2013
House Natural Resources Committee approved several bills aimed at unlocking more American energy to help create jobs, address gas prices and bolster our energy independence. The House consist of five committees Energy and Mineral Resource; Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs; Indian and Alaskan Native Affairs; Public Lands and Environmental Regulation; and, Water and Power.
The latest bills are:
The Offshore Energy and Jobs Act (H.R. 2231)
June 11, 2013 – The Offshore Energy and Jobs Act would expand U.S. offshore energy production in order to create over 1.2 million American jobs, lower energy prices, grow our economy and strengthen national security. The bill removes federal government barriers that block production of our own U.S. energy resources. It requires the A… More
The National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Access Act (H.R. 1964)
June 10, 2013 – The National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Access Act will create new jobs, support current energy jobs in Alaska, expand American energy production and lower energy costs by ensuring that oil and natural gas resources in the National Petroleum Reserve -Alaska (NPR-A) are developed and transported in a timely, efficient ma… More
The importance of these bills have long-term implications on production, jobs, technology, infrastructure and developing strategies for competitive energy placement. The composite view is to determine short-term outcomes that produce the biggest bang for the next ten years versus the long view of the rising demand for energy that produces gains to leverage an effective energy mix proposition.
- Sealaska Lands Bill Passes Senate Committee (alaskapublic.org)
- Decommissioning takes center stage in first day of final Vermont Yankee hearings (vtdigger.org)
- Margolis: Connecticut law exposes Vermont’s duplicity on energy credits (vtdigger.org)
- Cindy Shogan: Oil-Thirsty Republicans Attempt to Open Protected Lands and Waters (huffingtonpost.com)