Louisville, KentuckyConsumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading energy and environmental advocate for families and businesses, thanked Kentucky House Natural Resources and Energy Chairman Jim Gooch for introducing HR 142 a resolution urging the Biden Administration to open onshore and offshore federal oil and gas lease sales, support critical energy infrastructure projects like pipelines and reduce federal regulatory burdens on energy producers.

“CEA applauds Chairman Gooch for working to protect hard-working families, seniors and small businesses who are struggling to afford the increasingly high costs for energy in Kentucky and nationwide,” CEA Vice President of State Affairs Brydon Ross said. “Increasing domestic energy production and building out the critical pipeline infrastructure needed to deliver it is the only way to lower energy prices and end our energy dependence on nations with human rights violations.”

“America’s oil and natural gas industry can fill the supply gap and provide American consumers with the energy they need to fill up their gas tanks, heat and cool their homes and run their businesses without breaking the bank; and do so with a lower carbon footprint than any nation the Biden Administration has approached for their dirtier oil. That can only happen if the Administration removes the stringent drilling and economic restrictions, permitting delays and unnecessary regulatory hurdles that have been placed on offshore and onshore oil and gas production.”

“We thank Chairman Gooch for his leadership in introducing this common-sense resolution in support of American energy and America’s energy producers. CEA encourages Kentucky’s legislators to join the chorus of voices calling on the Biden Administration to change course and provide long-term relief to energy consumers.”

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About Consumer Energy Alliance
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is the leading voice for sensible energy and environmental policies for consumers, bringing together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers, and manufacturers to support America’s environmentally sustainable energy future. With more than 550,000 members nationwide, we are committed to leading the nation’s dialogue around energy, its critical role in the economy, and how it supports the vital supply chains for the families and businesses that depend on them. CEA works daily to encourage communities across the nation to seek sensible, realistic, and environmentally responsible solutions to meet our nation’s energy needs.

Contact:
Bryson Hull
(202) 657-2855
bhull@consumerenergyalliance.org