CRESponsible Leader: Sen. Cynthia Lummis

CRES is proud to recognize Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) as the March CRESponsible Leader! Senator Lummis has a long history of working to advance American energy production and her advocacy is helping shape the future of clean energy in the United States.  

Hailing from Wyoming, Sen. Lummis is a leading voice in the push for energy solutions that are both environmentally responsible and economically viable. She understands the importance of balancing the push for cleaner energy resources with the realities of the energy market. 

This month, CRES President Heather Reams sat down with Sen. Lummis to discuss the barriers and opportunities she has encountered with her work to expand clean energy rather than impede it. During their conversation, she highlighted the dominant role energy plays in Wyoming.  

Energy Leadership: As Chair of the Senate Western Caucus, Sen. Lummis leads her colleagues in fighting for the American West and serving as a voice for rural communities. Senate Western Caucus members work to advance policies that increase domestic energy production, responsible use of our natural resources and commonsense use of federal lands and waters.  

Energy Security: Sen. Lummis prioritizes strengthening American energy security while reducing global emissions. In January, she led her colleagues in sending a letter condemning the Biden Administration’s de facto ban of American liquified natural gas (LNG) exports for resulting in higher global emissions.  

The letter states: “Limiting U.S. LNG exports do not have any impact on the world’s demand for natural gas. Instead, countries including Russia and Iran will simply produce more energy that is subject to less stringent environmental regulations. As a result, limiting American LNG exports in the name of stopping climate change could do just the opposite and add to global emissions.”

All-of-the-Above Energy Technologies: Wyoming produces 15 times more energy than it consumes, making the Cowboy State an energy exporter and the biggest energy supplier in the United States. Sen. Lummis understands the importance of an all-of-the-above energy portfolio, including traditional resources produced in her home state – oil, natural gas and coal – as well as renewable sources like wind, solar and geothermal. She – like her home state of Wyoming – leads by example to support new, emerging energy resources that complement our nation’s energy portfolio and lower global emissions.  

As we look toward the rest of 2024 and beyond, Sen. Lummis’ leadership in the energy space will be crucial in ensuring a cleaner, more prosperous future for all. Thank you, Sen. Lummis, for being a CRESponsible Leader! 

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