Faced with increasing electricity prices (as well as brownouts in some areas) and higher prices at the pump, Americans are calling for solutions that would result in affordable electricity and gas prices. The easiest way to do that is to increase supply to offset rising demand. The federal government’s role should be not to pick winners and losers among energy technologies but set the rules in place to allow companies to produce energy if it’s in their interest to do so. Rep. Devin Nunes (R–CA) released new legislation that provides an efficient path forward to increase energy supply, create jobs, and grow America’s economy while preventing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from stifling economic growth with senseless regulations.
Nunes’s legislation would open access to domestic oil and gas exploration both onshore and offshore, streamline the process to permit new nuclear power plants, and attempt to remove the special-interest politicking behind renewable energy subsidies. The bill would also prohibit the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act (CAA).Continue reading on blog.heritage.org