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Energy

America’s Majority Says:
69% favor more offshore oil exploration.
(CNN 4/10/11)

Restore America’s Energy Leadership

  • End the Obama Administration’s constant interference with domestic energy development.
  • Repeal job-killing EPA regulations and replace them with pro-growth, pro-environment alternatives.
  • Make America’s energy infrastructure the most efficient, productive, and technologically advanced in the world.

Crossroads GPS supports:

H.R. 2021, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011, which helps end permitting delays by the Obama Administration and unlocks access to an estimated 27 billion barrels of oil and 132 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in Alaska.

H.R. 2842, the Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act, which expands production of clean, renewable hydropower.

H.R. 1230, the Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act, which requires the Secretary of the Interior to conduct offshore lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico that have been delayed or canceled by the Obama Administration.

H.R. 1231, the Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act, which lifts President Obama’s ban on new offshore drilling by allowing production to go forward in areas containing the most oil and natural gas resources.

H.R. 1938, the North American-Made Energy Security Act, and other legislation that will accelerate approval of the job-boosting Keystone XL pipeline.

H.R. 2401, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts of the Nation (TRAIN) Act, which requires a study of the cumulative impacts of Obama Administration rules on jobs, energy prices, and electric reliability, and would stop implementation of two damaging rules impacting our jobs-heavy coal industry.

H.R. 3408, the Protecting Next Generation Energy Security (PIONEERS) Act, which removes regulatory barriers preventing the production of U.S. oil shale, offshore, and ANWR resources.

H.R. 1229, the Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act, which ends the Obama Administration’s de facto moratorium on American energy production in the Gulf of Mexico in a safe and transparent manner by setting firm timelines for considering new drilling permits.

The American Energy Initiative, as proposed by House leadership, and discussed in greater detail here.

Crossroads GPS opposes:

All efforts to revive the “cap and trade” legislation that leading congressional Democrats continue to advocate.

President Obama’s FY 2013 Budget, which would raise taxes, increase spending, and do nothing meaningful to address our $15.7 trillion debt.

H.R. 5187, a bill designed to continue the federal government’s effort to pick winners and losers in the energy sector and hinder American energy production.

The Obama Administration EPA’s proposed regulations that will undermine the use of coal in our economy and/or lead to the death of coal-fired power plants.

Oversight and Accountability

Crossroads GPS favors robust Congressional oversight of the Obama Administration’s energy policies, including the political appointees and bureaucrats who are hostile to American energy production. Crossroads GPS also supports a comprehensive forensic audit of the Obama Administration’s “green energy” loan and grant programs, with the goal of holding accountable those who misspent and mismanaged billions of taxpayer dollars with impunity.