Key Votes: H.R. 205, H.R. 1146, H.R. 1941


The American Energy Alliance urges all members to oppose the three anti-energy development measures scheduled for votes this week.

All three of these pieces of legislation seek to prevent development of our domestic energy resources. Domestic energy production creates jobs and economic growth, provides revenue to federal and state governments, and reduces our need for imports. Congress should not be preemptively blocking possible future development.

Both H.R. 205 and H.R. 1941 suffer from similar reflexive hostility to offshore development that has been deliberately whipped up by anti-affordable energy groups. Most of the area sought to be banned by these pieces of legislation is unlikely to ever be developed. However, preventing any planning action at all in these areas is unnecessarily restrictive and forgoes any possible benefits in jobs and growth. These bills foolishly hobble American energy security and future economic growth prospects and should be rejected.

H.R. 1146 similarly reflects a dogmatic hostility to energy development rather than a considered position. Long ago Congress set aside a small area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for future energy development. The development of this area was unnecessarily delayed for too many years. This small area approved for development will have minimal, if any, impact on the rest of ANWR while providing an important boost to jobs and revenues in the state of Alaska and the country as a whole. The correct decision of Congress to allow development to process should not be revisited.

The AEA urges all members to support free markets and affordable energy by voting NO on each of H.R. 205, H.R. 1146, and H.R. 1941. AEA will include these votes in its American Energy Scorecard.

AEA urges all members to support free markets and affordable energy with the above votes.  Should a vote on any of these amendments occur, AEA will include it in its American Energy Scorecard.

Speak Your Mind


Anonymous says:
Your email has been received. Thank you for signing up.