Due to the ongoing development of our domestic resources, the United States is closer to becoming energy independent. For too long, we have relied on oil imports and watched as Americans were forced to pay increasing prices at the gas pump. I believe we must fully cultivate our oil resources by ending drilling moratoriums, increasing onshore and offhore production, and approving permits that would assist in transporting oil from North Dakota's Bakken.
Additionally, we should embrace the burgeoning natural gas industry and repeal harmful Environmental Protection Agency regulations that make it more difficult for coal-powered facilities to thrive. Responsibly utilizing all of our available resources will provide stability to our country's energy needs while advancements in alternative options such as wind, solar, hydropower, and geothermal energy continue.
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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) released the below statement following passage of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act:
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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court made the decision to temporarily halt the enforcement of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan:
BALLWIN, MO – Congresswoman Ann Wagner released the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline:
Ballwin, Missouri – U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner released the following statement on the Obama Administration's newest carbon restrictions:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) last week introduced legislation that requires the Environmental Protection Agency to provide domestic cost-benefit analysis before issuing rules and regulations. The EPA Regulatory Domestic Benefit Act, H.R. 3015, holds the EPA accountable to reflect the true benefits and costs, as well as real negative impacts of its regulations on the American people.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner introduced The EPA Regulatory Domestic Benefit Act, which would repeal the latest EPA regulations affecting coal-fired power plants and require EPA to consider the impacts on the American people in any future rulemaking:
(Ballwin, MO) Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) released the following statement after the EPA issued a plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants:
“Once again, President Obama is governing by executive fiat and waging a war on affordable energy and hardworking Americans. The president’s plan would cause energy prices to skyrocket, cost millions of jobs and cause irreparable damage to our already fragile economy. This proposed rule would be especially devastating on hardworking, middle-class families.
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Ann Wagner issued the following statement after the State Department issued its latest report on the Keystone XL Pipeline:
By Robert Koenig, Beacon Washington correspondent
6:54 am on Wed, 07.03.13
WASHINGTON -- The frustrations of freshman members of Congress are well documented, as most of the political big fish in their home districts suddenly find themselves reduced to mere guppies when they enter the seniority-ruled shark tank of the U.S. House.