Federal Lands & Waters

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

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,” …

Community and Hydropower Improvement Act Will Bolster Renewable Energy  Production  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

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

September 22nd, 2020
Press Release

“Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions applauds Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) for their bipartisan leadership in advancing commonsense, fiscally conservative offshore wind energy legislation.  Offshore wind is a promising part of the clean energy industry with more than 22 Gigawatts in the development queue.  However, unlike other forms of energy where royalties …

CRES Statement on the Opening Federal Financial Sharing to Heighten Opportunities for Renewable Energy (OFFSHORE) Act Read More

June 17th, 2020
Press Release

“We applaud Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Steve Daines (R-MT) for their persistent leadership to advance the most significant conservation legislation in nearly half a century – The Great American Outdoors Act. This important bipartisan legislation provides dedicated funding to  the Land and Water Conservation Fund and addresses the maintenance backlog plaguing our national parks and treasured public lands. Utilizing …

CRES Statement on the Great American Outdoors Act Read More

May 28th, 2020
Press Release

“Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions applauds Republican Leader McCarthy (R-CA), Ranking Members Bishop (R-UT) and Lucas (R-OK), and Congressmen Gosar (R-AZ) and Waltz (R-FL) for their leadership in introducing The American Critical Mineral Exploration and Innovation Act of 2020. This bill recognizes that our nation has ceded critical mineral production, manufacturing, and recycling to our international competitors. These minerals are …

CRES Statement on The American Critical Mineral Exploration and Innovation Act of 2020 Read More

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