Conservative Energy Network Statement on House Passage of the Lower Energy Costs Act


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H.R. 1 is a positive first step in America’s path to energy dominance

Contact: Joanna Lewis, 

March 30, 2023 LANSING, Mich. — Following the passage of the Lower Energy Costs Act (H.R. 1) in the United States House of Representatives, Brittany Zwierzchowski Tisler, COO and Interim CEO of the Conservative Energy Network (CEN), issued the following statement:

“The passage of H.R. 1 is a positive first step in America’s path to energy dominance. We are particularly heartened by the inclusion of permitting reform in the bill. By establishing reasonable time limits for environmental review, new clean energy generation and transmission can be sited more efficiently across the country. We are also encouraged by provisions that would reduce barriers to domestic critical mineral mining. This is absolutely necessary as we work to reshore the American energy supply chain by acquiring more critical minerals needed for clean energy development from the United States as opposed to foreign countries like China. We know that there is a bipartisan desire for these key provisions and applaud Speaker McCarthy, Leader Scalise, Chairman McMorris-Rodgers, and the House Republican conference for their work to productively move the ball forward in these conversations. CEN looks forward to continuing to educate policymakers on the importance of issues like permitting reform and transmission. We simply cannot have an American-led clean energy future without addressing these challenges.” 

National survey results from CEN, released immediately after the 2022 Midterm elections, found that 80% of American voters support cutting regulations and red tape that slow the development of clean energy resources. Four out of five voters also expressed support for the government taking action to accelerate the development of clean energy in the United States.