Tipton Reintroduces Pro-Jobs, All-of-the-Above Energy Bill
WASHINGTON – Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) has reintroduced legislation to put a true all-of-the-above domestic energy plan into place. The Planning for American Energy Act (H.R. 1394) would unleash the potential for thousands of new jobs as well as establish a reliable, affordable and secure source of American energy through responsible production. It passed in the House last session as a title under the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act.
“The Planning for American Energy Act would provide our country with full control over our domestic energy future by putting into place a responsible plan that develops all of our energy resources to meet the needs of the American people,” Tipton said.
Under this legislation, the non-partisan Energy Information Administration provides the projected energy needs of the United States for the next 30 years to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture on which they then base four year production plans. The bill allows for energy development on public lands in order to promote the energy and national security of the United States in accordance with the multiple-use management standard established by the Federal Land Policy Management Act.
The Planning for American Energy Act requires that all energy resources including wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, oil, natural gas, coal, oil shale and minerals needed for energy development be included in the plan. These goals would be accomplished responsibly, without repealing a single environmental regulation or review process.
“Be it through wind energy in Pueblo, oil and natural gas in Grand Junction, clean coal in Craig, or hydropower throughout the Western Slope, communities in my district where real unemployment remains as high as 20 percent, stand to benefit from increased responsible energy production,” said Tipton. “This bill puts people to work, keeps energy costs low for families and businesses, and strengthens our national security. It accomplishes these ends through responsible production in full adherence of existing environmental safeguards.”