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

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.
Nov 2, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will be investing $14,261,000 in Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative for rural electric infrastructure improvements. The funding will be used to build 1 mile of new electrical line, improve 44 miles of existing line, as well as other system improvements.
Jul 19, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House voted on several pieces of legislation that will help modernize and advance America’s energy infrastructure.
Jul 11, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after sending a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Acting Chairman Cheryl LaFleur requesting a delay in the relicensing of the Oroville Dam due to ongoing safety concerns following February’s spillway incident.
Jun 21, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1873, the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act, introduced by Rep. LaMalfa and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR). The bipartisan 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. The bill passed the House by a margin of 300-118.
Feb 29, 2016 Press Release
Richvale, CA – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today participated in a hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Water & Power, which examined the impact of drought on California’s water supplies for the coming year.

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