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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WASHINGTON, D.C. –– U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced today that Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) disbursed $101.3 million in Fiscal Year 2019 energy revenues to Louisiana. This represents an increase of $10.3 million from the previous year’s total. The funds are derived from energy produced on federal and Indian lands, as well as U.S. offshore areas.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted against H.R. 205, H.R. 1941, and H.R. 1146, three bills that would ban oil and gas leasing, development, and production in the Atlantic and Pacific planning areas, the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and in certain areas of the Gulf of Mexico.
BROUSSARD, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) recently joined the Petroleum Equipment and Services Association (PESA) and association member M&M International for a tour of the company’s facilities in Broussard.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) joined Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D. (R-LA) and other members of the Louisiana Delegation to introduce a resolution that supports American energy production while denouncing efforts to stall drilling in states like Louisiana.
The resolution expresses the sense of Congress that “the production of oil and natural gas is essential to the economy and well-being of the United States, and that addressing energy needs requires cooperation instead of coercion.”
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:
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) commended the U.S.
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.”
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.