Monday, February 24, 2020

Bishop commends House for advancing the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act

U.S. Rep. Rob Bishiop (R-UT), chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, applauded the recent House vote that advanced H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act.

The legislation includes two measures from the committee, the National Energy Security Corridors Act and the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act.

“As the Obama administration undercuts American energy security in Paris, the House today advanced a reform package to strengthen our energy position and ensure our domestic infrastructure keeps stride with our renewed energy capacity,” Bishop said. “If we want to foster the energy resurgence and cement America’s energy leverage at home and abroad, we need to change the prescriptive standards of the past. This package makes those changes.”

The National Energy Security Corridors Act, introduced by U.S. Reps. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Cedric Richmond (D-LA), would make it easier to run natural gas pipelines through federal lands.

“This bill will help to rein in out-of-control energy costs in the Northeast and bring our nation’s energy policy into the 21st century,” MacArthur said. "My legislation will help to lower home energy costs, improve infrastructure and create good-paying local jobs, and will also ensure that natural gas pipeline construction meets rigorous environmental standards and requires thoughtful placement of pipelines.”

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