AGC Advocates for National Energy Solution
In a letter to Senators this week before a vote, AGC CEO Steve Sandherr urged Senators to agree on a national energy strategy that promotes domestic production and facilitates the construction of additional generation, refinery and transmission capacity. The letter requests a plan which would address not only oil exploration, but increased promotion of our renewable sources, such as wind and hydroelectric energy sources, and further investment in environmentally-friendly nuclear energy.
The letter was sent prior to a procedural vote in the Senate to begin debate on an energy bill, limited only to commodities speculation. While Senate Republicans have introduced broader legislation relating to supply and demand, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has all but blocked these efforts. In an effort to show support for a comprehensive solution, the AGC Executive Board held a conference call Thursday with Senate Republican Conference Chair Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who has taken a leadership role in the debate.
AGC joined other business leaders in the Coalition for Affordable American Energy, which sent a letter to the Senate this week for a broad-based national solution. AGC chapters nationwide are also joining the Coalition.
AGC members are encouraged to write their representatives by logging on to the AGC Legislative Action Center.
For more information, contact Heidi Blumenthal at (202) 547-8892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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