SOTU

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of President Trump’s first State of the Union address, Consumer Energy Alliance President David Holt issued the following statement:

“In his first year, President Trump has helped American families and the overall economy by prioritizing energy development and eliminating costly regulatory overlap and redundancy. These efforts by the Trump Administration have already generated an impressive increase in jobs and economic growth, all while helping to reduce households energy costs and expanding our status as a global leader in emission reductions. Indeed, these are key issues Consumer Energy Alliance has long championed and impressive governmental accomplishments the nation should appreciate.

“Still, more works remains. This includes improving our electrical grid, increasing energy storage and production, expanding U.S. energy opportunities both offshore and onshore and streamlining the drawn-out regulatory process for building transmission lines and pipelines. Each of these vitally important initiatives helps families reduce spending more of their take-home pay on energy-related costs, which is especially helpful for those living at the poverty level or fixed incomes

“By focusing on reducing industry-killing governmental red-tape, expanding opportunities for energy development, and addressing safe ways to transport that energy, the Administration continues to emphasize that they are putting America, its families, and its businesses – first. It is imperative we continue our role as the global leader in energy and environmental protection and lower costs for cash-strapped households and seniors does not entail federal spending; rather, we just need to stop getting in our own way with redundant reviews and intentional delays. This Administration and Congress have made significant strides in 2017 to reduce the quantity of these bureaucratic hurdles. We look forward to working to help advance this energy policy leadership in 2018.”

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About Consumer Energy Alliance
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) brings together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers and manufacturers to support America’s energy future. With more than 450,000 members nationwide, our mission is to help ensure stable prices and energy security for households across the country. We believe energy development is something that touches everyone in our nation, and thus it is necessary for all of us to actively engage in the conversation about how we develop our diverse energy resources and energy’s importance to the economy. Learn more at ConsumerEnergyAlliance.org.

Contact:
Emily Haggstrom
P: 720-582-0242
ehaggstrom@consumerenergyalliance.org

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