One of the COVID-19 pandemic’s greatest — and perhaps least obvious — lessons is that the U.S. needs more energy, not less.
It may seem counterintuitive when we see headlines about low natural gas and oil prices or electricity demand hitting a 16-year lowbecause of the pandemic’s steep demand declines, but harnessing America’s energy resources and technological know-how has never been more important.
As a nonpartisan advocate for energy policies that help our families, farmers, and small businesses by keeping energy reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible, Consumer Energy Alliance has long supported wind, solar, oil, natural gas, nuclear and all other forms of energy. We will continue to fight for policies that aid in our nation’s ability to keep energy abundant and decrease our dependence on countries with less robust environmental safeguards.
For this reason, we reluctantly offer our strong opposition to the Democratic Party’s recently announced policy position that would eliminate future energy development on federal lands.