Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told House Republicans that their gift to the oil energy bill was dead on arrival.
Majority Leader Schumer said on the Senate floor:
Today, House Republicans are rolling out partisan, short-lived, and unserious proposals to address America’s energy needs.
The Republican Party’s so-called energy proposal is as bad and partisan as it gets. HR 1 locks America into its most expensive and volatile source of energy, and he delays the transition to clean, affordable energy by over a decade.
Even a quick look at the House Republican proposal tells us it’s not a serious package.
The package is Big Oil’s wish list, tearing down key environmental protection measures for fossil fuel projects while doing nothing with significant permitting reforms to help power transmission and clean energy projects come online faster. yeah.
Given America’s dire energy problems, not to mention the turmoil caused by the war in Ukraine, House Republicans are taking our energy needs seriously and instead of ignoring clean energy, Big Oil It’s disconcerting to see you wasting your time on your wishlist.
Thankfully, many Democrats and Republicans understand that the only way to pass a real energy package in Congress now is through bipartisan cooperation. I am pleased to say that good faith discussions are now taking place between the parties in both houses to consider what kind of permit transactions are possible.
I strongly support these efforts because Americans don’t need to go bankrupt just to meet their daily energy needs. We must work on a comprehensive, bipartisan permit package that can ensure
A serious permit package should also focus on future needs. As America transitions to clean energy, take steps in Congress to ease that transition and ensure that clean energy is reliable, accessible, and most importantly affordable. is needed.
This includes efforts to facilitate the onshoring and construction of industries that are vital to our economy and national security, such as the work we have done with CHIPS and Science. Allowing reform is an important step in laying the foundation for a clean energy future, and Republicans will need to work with Democrats on a package that addresses this challenge to get anything done.
What House Republicans have come up with in the meantime is pathetically inadequate.
It wouldn’t surprise me if HR 1 was written by an oil lobbyist. That’s just the wish list for the oil industry.
The premise of the bill is based on lies. Increasing oil production will not lower energy costs for American consumers. Because oil belongs to oil companies that are free to sell anywhere in the world.
The House bill destroys the environment, endangers public lands, and has zero chance of becoming law.
House Republicans are trying to kill clean energy at the behest of the oil overlords. Thanks to the Senate’s democratic rule, this law is dead upon arrival.
Jason is the editor-in-chief. He is also a White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy with a specialization in the social reform movement.
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