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Energy & the Environment

"Even with the fluctuations in oil prices, Louisiana’s fossil fuels industry remains a bright spot and major contributor to our state and national economy."

Fossil fuels play a major role in the daily lives of every American.  Whether it is meeting the energy needs of families and businesses, or being used in the creation of plastics and other common materials, fossil fuels are the lifeblood of our modern society.

However, the benefits this industry provides to our nation were largely ignored by the previous administration.  Regulations were put into place that were ideologically based with a focus of disrupting operations in the industry.  Luckily, we are presented with a great opportunity to remove burdensome regulations and unleash the potential of the U.S. energy industry.

While unnecessary regulations will be removed, it is important that a balanced approach is taken that results in real economic benefits but also considers environmental impacts.  No Republican or Democrat wants dirty air or water.  This is especially important in a state like ours, where enjoyment of the outdoors is engraved into our culture and heritage.  While empowering the industry is a top priority, we must ensure proper conservation and mitigation programs are in place to maintain our sensitive ecosystem and protect our valuable natural resources.

 

 

 

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June 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) commended Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Polish President Andrzej Duda for their visit to Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal on Friday.

In the past year, Poland signed multiple contracts with American firms, totaling more than $25 billion to buy 6 billion cubic meters of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Earlier this week Poland and the United States signed a new $8 billion contract to buy an additional 2 billion cubic meters of LNG.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

May 13, 2019 Editorial

    Louisiana will soon welcome President Donald Trump for a visit to Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG Export Facility. With over $100 billion in announced energy projects and $65 billion in projects already underway, Southwest Louisiana has a story worth sharing.

May 6, 2019 Press Release

LAKE CHARLES, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) released the following statement after the White House announced that President Trump will tour Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG Export Facility in Cameron Parish on May 14.

April 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) commended the U.S.

April 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorized the Driftwood LNG and pipeline projects for construction.

“Tellurian’s Driftwood LNG and pipeline project is a $30 billion investment that will create jobs and further American energy dominance. Advancing this project is a huge economic win for Louisiana. My office will continue working with FERC to ensure that Driftwood LNG and other planned LNG projects move toward completion.”

April 16, 2019 In The News

A group of Republican senators introduced a bill to remove barriers on U.S. exporters of liquified natural gas (LNG) to so they can access the market more quickly.

The License Natural Gas (LNG) Now Act – introduced by U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) — would remove restrictions on the exportation and importation of natural gas.

April 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON–U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and U.S. Representative Clay Higgins (R-LA), reintroduced the License Natural Gas (LNG) Now Act today to remove barriers placed on U.S.

March 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) and Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) commended the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) after they announced final approval for Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass LNG export terminal, authorizing the facility to export up to 1.7 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas as LNG.

September 12, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the Migratory Bird Commission, chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, will award $9,928,536 in conservation funding to the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge, which is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

This grant will support conservation efforts for wetland habitats and waterfowl populations while supporting local economies and recreational traditions such as hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. The wetlands also provide flood control benefits and mitigate coastal erosion.