WASHINGTON – Today, American Exploration and Production Council CEO Anne Bradbury released the following statement outlining support from AXPC and its member companies for H.R.1, the Lower Energy Costs Act:
House Republicans understand that unleashing American energy is vital to our nation’s security, growth, and environmental leadership.
We support H.R. 1, as it was thoughtfully crafted to unleash American energy and lower energy costs by modernizing the permitting process, providing greater clarity for critical infrastructure investors, streamlining infrastructure and exports, requiring the Interior Department to resume quarterly lease sales on federal lands, and repealing the new natural gas tax. H.R. 1 also recognizes the strategic value of American Shale and supports domestic production by reversing anti-energy policies and ending the weaponization of environmental assessments from statutes like the National Environmental Policy Act and the Clean Water Act.
Numerous H.R. 1 bills from the Natural Resources Committee, the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee seek to unleash American energy and support upstream onshore oil and natural gas operations, including (but not limited to):
The Transparency, Accountability, Permitting and Production of (TAPP) American Resources Act: Eliminates burdensome permitting requirements and modernizes the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to further energy and infrastructure development without sacrificing environmental standards or public interest.
H.R. 1141, the Natural Gas Tax Repeal Act (Rep. Pfluger): Repeals the Biden Administration’s natural gas tax that is increasing household energy bills across the country.
H.R. 1058, the Promoting Cross-border Energy Infrastructure Act (Rep. Armstrong): Increases North American energy security by reforming permitting for the construction of energy infrastructure projects across our borders.
H. Con. Res. 17 to Support America’s Energy Expansion (Rep. Guthrie): Expresses the sense of Congress that the federal government should not impose any restrictions on the export of crude oil or other petroleum products.
H.R. 1130, the Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act (Rep. Johnson): Cuts red tape surrounding the natural gas export permitting process, protects American jobs, unleashes homegrown American energy, helps our allies, and reduces emissions.
H.R. 1115, the Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act (Rep. Burgess): Streamlines the permitting process for America to build more natural gas pipelines, to restore American energy independence and improve our ability to get affordable natural gas to the communities that need it most.
H.R. 1121, the Protecting American Energy Production Act (Rep. Duncan): Stops President Biden from issuing a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.
About the American Exploration and Production Council:
AXPC is a national trade association representing the leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States. We lead the world in the cleanest and safest onshore production of oil and gas, while supporting millions of Americans in high-paying jobs and investing a wealth of resources in our communities. Learn more at https://www.axpc.org/