Newhouse Statement on Biden's Release of Oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement after President Biden announced he would be releasing 50 million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve: "The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is meant for emergencies like war and natural disasters — not for lowering gas prices to boost a politician’s poll numbers," said Chairman Newhouse. "Than...

Nuclear power: Fulfilling JFK’s vision of conservation through innovation

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In September 1963, President John F. Kennedy stood behind a podium in front of more than 30,000 people in south central Washington to break ground on the most powerful fission-heated generating plant of its time. “This is a partnership in a very real sense between the national government and the local community for the benefit of our country,” he said of the project at Hanford. This past spring — ...

We can and should dig our own future

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Kicking off the COP26 climate conference, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres claimed, “We are digging our own graves,” through a number of actions, including drilling and mining. What Guterres and others willfully omit is the fact that we need mining in order to tackle our climate challenges. Mining is not simply a tool to help achieve climate goals — it is a requirement. Americans ...

Celebrating collaboration and innovation in Pennsylvania's natural gas industry

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This piece was originally published in the Towanka Daily Review. Pennsylvania’s natural gas producers are providing safe, reliable, and affordable energy for the United States and setting an example for states across the country. At the invitation of our colleague, Representative Fred Keller, we recently traveled to northeast Pennsylvania to learn how the natural gas industry is working with commu...

Stauber, Newhouse Blast Biden’s Move to Cut Off Domestic Minerals, Kill American Jobs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Biden Administration requested a 20-year mineral withdrawal within the Superior National Forest in northern Minnesota, triggering a two-year pause on new federal mining permits and leases in the area. Congressional Western Caucus Vice Chair Pete Stauber (MN-08), who represents the Iron Range, and Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statements: "Quite ...

OPINION: A blueprint for real conservation

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This piece was originally published in The Hill. Conservation is engrained within our western way of life. Our livelihood and quality of life out West is reliant upon healthy landscapes which is why we take pride in stewarding the land for current and future generations. Western land users should be seen as partners for accomplishing our conservation goals, not targets. Unfortunately, that is not ...

OPINION: From hog manure to geothermal energy, Southern Utah’s industry leaders offer conservation ideas

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This piece was originally published in the St. George News. Over the past several days, leaders from across Utah’s public, private and non-profit sectors have gathered at Southern Utah University to analyze the challenges and opportunities facing rural communities at Governor Cox’s “One Utah Summit.” To build upon these collaborative discussions, we are continuing the effort this week by joining l...

America leads the way on clean energy

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Today marks the start of National Clean Energy Week, and when it comes to clean energy, America continues to lead the way. While some may villainize our country for employing an all-of-the-above energy strategy, we know the truth: The United States is leading the world in clean energy technology, clean energy jobs, and carbon emissions reduction. As we strive to once again achieve American energy ...

Newhouse Statement on House Democrats’ Stand Against Harmful Energy Reconciliation Provisions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement after seven House Democrats sent a letter to House leadership outlining their opposition to oil, natural gas, and refining provisions within the House budget reconciliation package: “As Democrat leaders in Congress push a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package and an anti-oil and gas agenda...

Newhouse Statement on Biden Administration’s Appeal of Oil and Gas Injunction

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement after the Department of the Interior announced the filing of an appeal to the Louisiana v. Biden decision, which placed a temporary injunction on the Biden Administration’s federal oil and gas leasing moratorium: “Just days after begging the Russians, Iranians, and the OPEC+ cartel to inc...

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