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Federal Policies, Actions that Limit Energy Access Have Contributed to Stubborn Inflation

WASHINGTON  – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading energy and environmental advocate for families and businesses, issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s 2024 State of the Union Address.

“High energy prices are the stealth cost that causes all other prices to go up, and no amount of deflection, blaming corporate greed, or wish-driven forecasting can change that. The cost of energy is factored into everything, including the goods and services we buy and especially food production. Energy is a kitchen table issue,” CEA President David Holt said. “When the federal government implements policies that knowingly increase energy prices, while spending the equivalent of Japan’s gross domestic product in a single year, literally no one is surprised that we have had the highest, most persistent inflation in several generations.”

“We all agree on the need to tackle climate challenges, so we can stop fighting about that. It is now time to focus on ways to make energy more affordable and reliable for all Americans, especially those who can least afford to pay more for gasoline or electricity,” Holt said. “We urge the Biden Administration to start making energy policy choices that improve the environment and allow access to all energy options. This should not be a partisan issue; all Americans agree on the need for affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible energy. Our national policies should reflect that.”


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.

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