Federal Lands & Waters

Homegrown American energy and the development of clean energy technologies rely on timely, responsible access to federal lands and waters.

October 3rd, 2023

Hydropower plays a major role in the United States’ renewable energy portfolio, generating about 6 percent of total U.S. utility-scale electricity generation. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) recently reintroduced the Maintaining and Enhancing Hydroelectricity and River Restoration Act of 2023. The legislation strives to expand the use of hydropower and incentivizes much needed upgrades to …

Senators Introduce Legislation to Strengthen American Hydropower Read More

May 10th, 2023

Expanding carbon-free, renewable hydropower is an important way for the U.S. to enhance clean energy production. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced the Community and Hydropower Improvement Act to bolster hydropower production throughout the U.S. while protecting our environment.  “Hydropower is one of our nations most underutilized forms of renewable, carbon-free energy,” said …

Community and Hydropower Improvement Act Will Bolster Renewable Energy  Production  Read More

May 3rd, 2023

CRES recently endorsed the bipartisan, bicameral Increased TSP Access Act, legislation that would enhance climate-smart agriculture practices and address the nationwide technical service provider (TSP) shortage. The bill expands upon framework in the 2018 Farm Bill and builds upon progress made with the Growing Climate Solutions Act directs USDA to establish a process to approve non-Federal …

Increased TSP Access Act Will Support Climate-Smart Agriculture Read More

April 21st, 2023

In a piece published by the Anchorage Daily News, U.S. Representative John Curtis (R-Utah) and Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams discussed their participation at the 2023 Arctic Encounter in Anchorage, AK, and key takeaways from Alaska’s approach to all-of-the-above energy. “What was clear to us is that energy production is critical to Alaska’s …

Anchorage Daily News: Lessons from Alaska: Responsible energy production is pro-Alaska and pro-America Read More

March 30th, 2023
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams applauded the U.S. House of Representatives bipartisan passage of H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, which was introduced by House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) with Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), Natural Resources Committee Chair Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Transportation and …

CRES Applauds Passage of H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act  Read More

February 9th, 2023

U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced the Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies & Ecosystems (RISEE) Act, a bipartisan bill that aims to protect coastal communities from threats caused by climate change.  “CRES supports the Reinvesting in America’s Shoreline Economies & Ecosystems (RISEE) Act because it promotes all-of-the-above energy solutions while mitigating the …

RISEE Act to Protect America’s Coastal Communities  Read More

January 27th, 2023
Press Release

WASHINGTON, January 27, 2023 — Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of the Interior withdrawing 225,504 acres in northern Minnesota from future mineral leasing: “President Biden and his administration claim to acknowledge the critical importance of strengthening our domestic mineral supply chains, but their actions …

CRES Responds to Biden Administration’s Misguided Mineral Withdrawal Read More

September 6th, 2022

The U.S. needs technology innovation, upgrades to and expansion of existing energy infrastructure, and supply chain investment to drive down domestic and global emissions, increase U.S. energy security and keep energy prices affordable for U.S. consumers. However, a convoluted regulatory regime and permitting process is hampering the U.S.’s ability to meet these concurrent goals. The …

Unlocking U.S. Clean Energy Potential  Read More

August 23rd, 2021

Why is it that when we all agree something is broken, it becomes much harder to fix? So it goes with America’s infrastructure, or the stuff that makes modern life modern.  The roads, bridges, tunnels, dams, energy grids, water systems and sewers that America is built on separates us from our pioneering forefathers, and when …

Heather Reams in The Hill: Boulevards of broken dreams Read More

September 22nd, 2020

Original post by Benjamin J. Hulac of Roll Call All politics are local, Senate Republicans’ environmental politics included. In the South, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., favors a ban on offshore oil and gas drilling. In the West, Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Steve Daines, R-Mont., highlight their work on a new law that permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation …

GOP senators buff green credentials as Election Day nears Read More

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