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POTUS Releases America First Energy Plan; Designates 'Energy Week'

Jul 07, 2017

Last week, Donald J. Trump kicked off the administration's "Energy Week" by releasing his latest, “An America First Energy Plan.

The President also hosted an event on June 29 at the Department of Energy’s headquarters. In attendance were Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt along with members of Congress. NECA was invited to participate and CEO John M. Grau attended.

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During Energy Week, the President released his six key comments to his energy policy:

  1. Ease financing restrictions to back overseas coal projects
  2. Open up new offshore oil and gas leasing program
  3. Issuing a study on how to revive nuclear energy
  4. Approve the sale of more American natural gas to South Korea
  5. Approve applications to export natural gas from a terminal in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  6. Approve construction of new petroleum pipeline to Mexico

Also during Energy week, the Senate reintroduced a NECA-supported energy bill, S. 1460, The Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017 (ENRA). The legislation was reintroduced by Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the committee’s ranking member. The focus on energy by the administration is a great step forward. NECA looks forward to continuing to work with the administration and Members of Congress to develop a new Comprehensive Energy Policy.