President must take the correct course, unleash America’s energy independence, say senators
WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Kevin Cramer (RN.D.) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) today urged the Biden administration to fully commit to implementing the “Plan US for Energy, Jobs and Climate”. With last week’s announcement that the Biden administration intends to work with the European Union to help reduce European dependence on Russian natural gas, senators are calling on the administration to take action serious about reversing its anti-American energy policies and implementing a plan that offers realistic and achievable solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce energy costs, create millions of jobs for American workers and ensure the energy security of America and our allies.
Originally introduced last November, the plan offers an alternative to the unrealistic and damaging ambitions of policymakers seeking to halt the development of natural resources in the United States. Instead, the plan takes advantage of America’s many unique strengths and puts America back on the path of powering the world. The plan would also accelerate America as a leader in reducing global emissions. If implemented, the plan could reduce global emissions by up to 40% by 2050 by building on what has already worked: American natural gas, technological innovation and the free market.
“This announcement suggests that the Biden administration has finally recognized – albeit reluctantly – the need for America to leverage its unique energy strengths,” Senator Sullivan said. “Their announcement still falls short of the course correction needed to unleash American energy and resolve the energy crisis facing Americans and our allies. The development of American resources, especially natural gas, must be part of the long-term solution if we are to realistically resolve the current crisis.We must implement a comprehensive energy plan that prioritizes the infrastructure and permit reform needed to take advantage of our world-class energy resources , which we have in abundance in the great state of Alaska. Our American Energy Jobs & Climate Plan will do just that, while creating millions of well-paying jobs. The administration should take immediate action to increase energy production at home, as outlined in a letter that 22 of my colleagues and I sent three weeks ago, and work to put th n implement America’s energy, jobs, and climate plan as quickly as possible.
“We currently have a geopolitical opportunity to reduce Putin’s harmful influence and we should take full advantage of it. The Biden administration should seek a long-term solution by working with us to implement America’s energy, jobs and climate plan. This will reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and the West’s reliance on dirtier fuels from our adversaries. It avoids unilaterally disarming our own economy and getting lost in a 2050 fantasy. The Biden administration is finally starting to understand that energy security is both national security and economic security, but if they’re serious about of real change, we look forward to working with them on the principles of this plan,” said Senator Cramer.
“Instead of half measures, President Biden should commit his administration to unleashing clean American energy to free our allies from dependence on dirty Russian energy,” Senator Lummis said. “Our resources and our ingenuity can solve the current energy crisis that is hitting not only the United States, but also our allies around the world. The American energy, jobs and climate plan is the ideal roadmap for achieve it, and Senators Dan Sullivan, Kevin Cramer, and I stand ready to help President Biden implement it.
Below is a timeline of Senator Sullivan’s recent efforts to boost energy production in the United States:
- On August 16, 2021, Senator Sullivan sent a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm urging her and the Biden administration to allow Alaska — rather than America’s adversaries , such as Russia and Iran – to meet all of the country’s energy needs. , including oil and natural gas, and the many critical minerals used in renewable energy technologies.
- On September 27, 2021, Senator Sullivan preview the American Energy, Jobs & Climate Plan at the 2021 National Clean Energy Week conference.
- On November 3, 2021, Sens. Sullivan, Cramer and Lummis announced the American Energy, Jobs & Climate Plan, an innovative clean energy and climate strategy designed to boost national energy production and reduce global emissions by up to 40% by from current levels by 2050. , and create thousands of jobs for American workers.
- On November 15, 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Employment Act (IIJA) was signed into law, including a provision guaranteed by Senators Lisa Murkowski and Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, making the long-sought Alaska LNG project eligible for Department of State loan guarantees. Energy up to $18 billion.
- On Nov. 23, 2021, Senator Sullivan called President Biden’s decision to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve a “political window dressing” and urged the president to reverse his administration’s policies restricting domestic oil and gas production. gas.
- On December 7, 2021, Saule Omarova withdrew her appointment as Comptroller of the Currency following pressure from Senator Sullivan and other members concerned about her stated intention to “bankrupt” US energy companies.
- On December 12, 2021, Senator Sullivan sent a letter to the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of the Interior (DOI) requesting an investigation of four senior departmental politicians who allegedly work on issues directly related to and benefiting their former clients and their work, especially to stop some resource development projects in Alaska.
- On March 1, Senator Sullivan led a letter with 22 of his Republican colleagues to President Biden outlining 12 specific actions the President could take to unleash domestic energy production to bring down rising energy prices. arrow and help America’s European allies be less dependent on Vladimir. Putin’s diet for their energy supply.
- On March 3, the senses. Sullivan, Murkowski and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) introduced legislation banning the import of Russian crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and coal, in response to the Russian invasion from Ukraine. .
- On March 10, Sens. Sullivan and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced legislation banning the import of Iranian and Venezuelan crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, and liquefied natural gas into the United States.
- On March 14, Senator Sullivan pointed to a memo issued by Acting Assistant Secretary of the Interior Laura Daniel-Davis, unconfirmed by the Senate, early in the Biden administration, which changes standard departmental procedures. of the Interior and orders Career Department personnel across the country to search for Daniel. -Davis approval on all applications for drilling on federal lands.
- On March 23, Senator Sullivan spoke at a hearing of the Senate Environment and Works Committee (EPW) on the great progress the United States has made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, thanks in large part to the natural gas revolution.
- On March 24, Senator Sullivan previewed legislation he will introduce to give average American investors more control over how their investments are managed by Wall Street’s three major asset managers – Blackrock, Vanguard and State Street. These institutions control more than 82% of all assets paid into investment funds over the past ten years and have used this power to discourage investment in the household energy sector.
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