Permitting & Regulatory Reform

Modernizing regulations, streamlining processes, and reducing costs while maintaining environmental integrity will accelerate the pace of infrastructure development and domestic resource production, resulting in economic gains for America and reduced global emissions.

June 20th, 2024
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) today sent a letter, signed by 41 organizations, in support of a bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Phase II Final Rule issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). The CRA is led by Sens. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and […]

May 29th, 2024

WASHINGTON — Today, The Hill published an op-ed co-authored by CRES President Heather Reams and Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio) highlighting several permitting reform provisions in H.R. 1 signed into law as part of the Fiscal Responsibility Act and discussing one key element that is still outstanding: judicial review.   Read the full op-ed here or below: There is bipartisan consensus we […]

April 11th, 2024

The bipartisan push to put shovels into the ground on new geothermal energy projects continues with the introduction of the S. 3954, the Geothermal Energy Optimization (GEO) Act. Introduced by Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-Nev.), the GEO Act would pave the way for the further development […]

March 27th, 2024

Rare earth magnets are critical to many clean energy technologies from wind turbines to electric vehicles and much more. And, with the burgeoning clean tech market, the domestic and global demand for rare earth magnets is poised to grow rapidly in the coming years.   The bulk of supply chains for manufacturing rare earth magnets […]

March 1st, 2024

The United States has the opportunity to add more renewable energy to our grid by unleashing the heat beneath our feet: geothermal energy. However, to power homes and businesses across the country with this clean energy resource, we need a commonsense review process that helps get much needed projects approved and puts shovels in the […]

February 28th, 2024
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) today applauded U.S. House passage by a bipartisan vote of 365-36-1 of H.R. 6544, the Atomic Energy Advancement Act, led by U.S. House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, Climate and Grid Security Chair and member of the Conservative Climate Caucus Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.). “The advancement of nuclear […]

November 30th, 2023

Time and time again we’ve seen new clean energy projects thwarted by serial litigation. Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) therefore applauds 2023 Clean Energy Champion Senator Bill Cassidy for leading the introduction of the Revising and Enhancing Project Authorizations Impacted by Review (REPAIR) Act, which streamlines the permitting process for U.S. energy, manufacturing, and […]

October 13th, 2023
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams today applauded the announcement to invest $7 billion from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to seven regional clean hydrogen hubs across the nation.    “The commitment to clean hydrogen is a crucial step toward increasing the United States’ clean energy leadership and security, and the location and diversity […]

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 […]

August 24th, 2023

The CRES team joined the Conservative Energy Network (CEN) in Des Moines, Iowa, for the CEN Conclave. The Conclave is an annual event that brings together CEN coalition members from 24 states across the country, technical experts, industry representatives, and policymakers; and its placement in Iowa was especially appropriate.  Iowa has paved the way for […]

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