Energy

Energy

Our nation needs a coherent policy that promotes domestic production of energy, which will grow our economy and decrease our reliance on foreign oil. Rather than focusing solely on less reliable and more expensive renewable power, an all-of-the-above energy approach will provide more good-paying jobs, lower energy prices, and more disposable income for hardworking Americans.

I have supported legislation that increases domestic energy – such as natural gas, hydropower, oil, and biomass – by removing restrictions, expediting the permitting process, and streamlining duplicative environmental reviews. In Congress, I will continue fighting for common-sense solutions will move our nation toward a more stable economy, increase our energy supply, and lower costs for households and employers

For more information concerning my work and views related to Energy, please contact me.
 

More on Energy

Jun 25, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after voting against S.J. Res. 14.  In 2020, the EPA issued two final rules to make it simpler and less burdensome for the oil and natural gas industry to comply with New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) under the Clean Air Act. Combined, the two final rules were estimated to yield net benefits of $750 to $850 million dollars to consumers from 2021 to 2030. S.J. Res. 14 uses the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn these rules.

Sep 23, 2020 Press Release
(Sacramento, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after California Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order that will ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles sold in the state by 2035 in favor of zero-emissions electric vehicles (EV).
Jan 14, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seeking reimbursement from Pacific, Gas, and Electric’s (PG&E) $13.5 billion fund that was originally set aside for wildfire victims.

Sep 19, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revoked a waiver from the Clean Air Act of 1970, which allowed California to establish its own emissions standards.
May 2, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 9, which would prevent President Trump from withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.
Sep 6, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4606, the Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty Act, which expedites the importation or exportation of small volumes of liquefied natural gas if an environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is not required. This legislation codifies a similar rule already issued by the Department of Energy (DOE).
Jun 27, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after leading a bipartisan group of California lawmakers in urging Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to resolve any issues that prevent biomass and waste-to-energy pathways from receiving the same level of support as other forms of energy production.
Jun 8, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act. LaMalfa ensured language was included in the bill to prohibit permits for the dredged or fill material from normal farming, ranching, or irrigation activities.
Apr 13, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after language from his legislation, H.R. 1873, the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act, was signed into law last month as part of the overall spending agreement. The legislation provides streamlined processes for the removal of hazardous trees or other vegetative overgrowth within or adjacent to electricity infrastructure – such as power lines – on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service lands, reducing the risk of forest fires and electrical grid blackouts.
Nov 8, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3043, the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act, which promotes hydropower development, streamlines licensing, and creates jobs.

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