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Streamlining Permitting of American Energy Act of 2012 (H.R. 4383)
The Streamlining Permitting of American Energy Act would ensure A reliable permitting process to increase American energy production. It would remove government roadblocks and bureaucratic red tape that hinder and delay American energy production and American job creation. It streamlines and reforms the process for ene... More


National Strategic and Critical Mineral Production Act of 2012 (H.R. 4402)
The National Strategic and Critical Minerals Protection Act of 2012 would allow the U.S. to more efficiently develop our Nation's strategic and critical minerals, such as rare earth elements, that are vital to job creation, American economic competitiveness and national security. The bill streamlines the permitting pr... More


Native American Energy Act (H.R. 3973)
The Native American Energy Act streamlines burdensome and duplicative government regulations and increases the opportunity for Indian tribes to develop energy resources on their own land to create jobs and increase American energy production. The bill addresses specific concerns from various Indian County leaders abou... More


Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011 (H.R. 2842)
The Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011 (Rep. Tipton, R-CO) is a bipartisan plan to create new American jobs and expand production of clean, renewable hydropower by cutting duplicative, bureaucratic red tape. The bill is part of House Republicans’ American Energy Initi... More


Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security (PIONEERS) Act (H.R. 3408)
The PIONEERS Act will create new American jobs by setting clear rules for the development of U.S. oil shale resources and promoting shale technology research and development. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. holds more than half of the world’s oil shale resources. The largest known deposits of ... More


American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act (H.R. 7)
The American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act (set to be H.R. 7) would link new American energy production to high-priority infrastructure projects. This common sense jobs plan would permanently remove government barriers to American energy production and use the revenues to repair and improve America’s roads and brid... More


Legislation to Reorganize the Interior Department's Offshore Energy Agencies (H.R. 3404)
Chairman Hastings’ legislation builds on the Interior Department’s reorganization of its offshore energy agencies by writing reforms into law and further enhancing the accountability, efficiency, safety and ethical standards of offshore energy operations. These reforms will allow for the robust production of our Natio... More


Cutting Red Tape to Facilitate Renewable Energy Act (H.R. 2170)
The Cutting Red Tape to Facilitate Renewable Energy Act will accelerate the development of clean, renewable energy projects on Federal lands and waters to create jobs and protect the environment. This American Energy Initiative legislation would streamline bureaucratic impediments, while still ensuring thorough enviro... More


Advancing Offshore Wind Production Act (H.R. 2173)
The Advancing Offshore Wind Production Act will speed the production of clean, renewable American energy by streamlining the process for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to develop offshore wind power. Renewable energy production is an important part of House Republicans’ all-of-the-above energy approach t... More


Utilizing America's Federal Lands for Wind Energy Act (H.R. 2172)
The Utilizing America’s Federal Lands for Wind Energy Act will speed the production of clean, renewable American energy by streamlining the process to develop onshore wind power on Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service lands. Renewable energy production is an important part of House Republicans’ all-of-the... More


Exploring Geothermal Energy on Federal Lands Act (H.R. 2171)
The Exploring Geothermal Energy on Federal Lands Act establishes a common sense, streamlined policy for the development of clean geothermal energy resources that will create jobs and provide low cost energy to American families. Geothermal energy is naturally occurring steam or hot water that is moved through a turbin... More


National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Access Act (H.R. 2150)
The National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Access Act will create new jobs, support current energy jobs in Alaska, expand American energy production and lower energy costs by ensuring that oil and natural gas resources in the National Petroleum Reserve -Alaska (NPRA) are developed and transported in a timely, efficient man... More


National Strategic and Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2011 (H.R. 2011)
Critical and strategic minerals are essential to our economy, livelihood and national security. Renewable energy, medical devices, national defense equipment, agriculture and everyday items such as computers or light bulbs are all dependent on minerals. Because critical minerals are vital to renewable energy productio... More


Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011 (H.R. 1904)
H.R. 1904 authorizes a fair value land exchange in Southeast Arizona that would open up the third largest undeveloped copper resource in the world. The bill will create thousands of jobs, generate billions in revenue and strengthen our national security by developing our own U.S. copper resources. This bill requires a... More


Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act (H.R. 1229)
Following the Deepwater Horizon explosion, the Obama Administration in May 2010 placed a moratorium on all shallow-water and deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Despite officially lifting the moratorium in October 2010, the Obama Administration continues to slow-walk the permitting process. The Putting the Gulf ... More


Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act (H.R. 1230)
The Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act expands American energy production and creates jobs by requiring the Secretary of the Interior to conduct oil and natural gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Virginia that have been delayed or cancelled by the Obama Administration. The Federal Government ... More


Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act (H.R. 1231)
The Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act will lift the President’s ban on new offshore drilling by requiring the Administration to move forward on American energy production in areas containing the most oil and natural gas resources. In 2008, in response to record-high gasoline prices, both Congress and... More


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