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Tipton Renews Call for All-Of-The-Above Energy

June 15, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) re-introduced the Planning for American Energy Act (H.R. 2907), a bill that would bring the U.S. closer to creating an all-of-the-above American energy plan to meet the nation’s growing energy needs.

The bill would  require the Energy Information Administration to project U.S. energy needs over the next 30 years and the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture to develop four-year energy production plans that include wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, oil, natural gas, coal, oil shale and minerals. The Planning for American Energy Act would preserve current environmental reviews and safeguards to support responsible development of all energy sources.

“Putting a true all-of-the-above domestic energy plan into place would unleash the potential for thousands of new jobs and ensure the U.S. has energy security well into the future,” said Tipton. “It’s great to talk about the need for an all-of-the-above approach, but in order to make it a reality, we need a plan.”

The Planning for American Energy Act passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support twice in the 113th Congress, as part of the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act (H.R. 4899) and the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More Jobs Act (H.R. 2).

“Creating a sustainable energy future in this country is something that Congress must prioritize. It will put Americans back to work, keep energy costs low for families and businesses, and strengthen our national security. We have an incredible opportunity before us, and it is time to put a plan in place,” Tipton added.