Duncan Opposes Misguided Anti-Energy Exploration Bills

September 11, 2019
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03), the Co-Chair of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), released the following statement after opposing two restrictive and misguided anti-energy exploration bills:

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03), the Co-Chair of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), released the following statement after opposing two restrictive and misguided anti-energy exploration bills:

“An all-of-the-above energy matrix is necessary to further the American energy renaissance our nation is experiencing. U.S. energy exploration and production lowers electric costs for consumers, provides good paying jobs, safeguards national security, and keeps our country as a global energy leader. These proposals would halt all the progress made over the last two and a half years.

“Exploration and development of our resources on the outer continental shelf provide American energy to the American people – it simply makes sense. If we don’t capitalize on domestic production, we’re going to have to import that energy from somewhere else. What’s the alternative? Reliance on foreign sources of energy from nations like Russia. These bills make us strategically weaker as a nation by leveraging Russia while undermining our own energy security.”

Background:

  • View Congressman Duncan’s remarks in opposition to H.R. 205 HERE.
    • This bill would amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (GOMESA) to permanently extend the moratorium on energy production in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico planning area set to expire in 2022.
  • View Congressman Duncan’s remarks in opposition to H.R. 1941 HERE.
    • This bill would permanently block drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific Planning Areas. Blocks oil and gas lease sales in the Atlantic and Pacific planning areas in any future leasing program, including the forthcoming National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Program for 2019-2024.

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