Western Energy Alliance to Testify at Off-Site Congressional Hearing on Gas Prices and Inflation
DENVER – Western Energy Alliance President Kathleen Sgamma will testify at a hearing on inflation and high energy prices organized by Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ-05). The hearing will take place Tuesday, June 21st at 3:00 p.m. ET at the Heritage Foundation and is available online.
“Since day one, President Biden has pursued a climate change agenda meant to constrain American oil and natural gas production and consumption. Starting with the cancelation of the Keystone XL pipeline followed a week later by the leasing ban, the president was intent on restricting American oil and natural gas. On federal lands and waters where the federal government has the most control, he has pledged eliminating it altogether,” said Sgamma. “The president could help ease inflation by backing off these policies and even encouraging American production. However, we have seen few meaningful signs, other than rhetorical, that a reversal is in the cards.
“The first federal onshore lease sales since the start of the Biden Administration have been scheduled for this month, but they’re only being held begrudgingly in response to a court order and with 80 percent less acreage and 50 percent increased cost. The administration continues to show it is not serious about increasing production, reducing energy prices, and controlling inflation.”
Sgamma’s full testimony is available on the Alliance’s website.
What: Congressional off-site hearing entitled “Bidenflation and Biden’s Energy Crisis” hosted by Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ-05)
Who: Kathleen Sgamma, president of Western Energy Alliance
Rick Perry, former Secretary of Energy and chair of the Center for Energy &
Environment, America First Policy Institute
Stephen Moore, founder of Club for Growth and Heritage Foundation Distinguished Fellow
Alex Epstein, president of the Center for Industrial Progress
When: Tuesday, June 21st, 3:00 p.m. ET
Where: Heritage Foundation
214 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington DC, 20002
The forum will be streamed online.
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