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Dr. Bucshon’s Statement on the Biden Administration’s Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Moratorium

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(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement condemning the Biden Administration’s action to place a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters: “I am deeply troubled by the Biden Administration’s actions today that will impact thousands…

Dr. Bucshon Congratulates Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Selection as Next Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

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(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after the House Republican Steering Committee selected Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) as the next Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee: “I want to congratulate Cathy McMorris Rodgers on her selection…

Dr. Bucshon Introduces the Advancing New and Advanced Materials Study Act

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(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) introduced the Advancing New and Advanced Materials Study Act, legislation that promotes a national strategy on the development and adoption of new advanced materials that are used throughout the U.S. economy, particularly in the manufacturing, research, and national…

ICYMI: Dr. Bucshon’s Hydropower Law is Working and Will Soon be Electrifying Dams

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(Washington, D.C.) – Last Congress, Dr. Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) authored the Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Nonpowered Dams Act, which was signed into law as part of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S. 3021) in October of 2018. Now, less than a year later, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says 32 dams that currently do not generate electricity are planned…

Dr. Bucshon’s Clean Hydropower Legislation Included in America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

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(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (S. 3021), which included his legislation, the Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Nonpowered Dams Act (H.R. 2872): “Our water infrastructure is vital to…

Dr. Bucshon Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Liquefied Natural Gas Exports

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(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after voting in support of the Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act (H.R. 4606), which was passed by the House of Representatives: “The United States has become the world’s leading producer of natural gas, transforming our…

House panel explores needed reforms to permitting process for hydropower projects

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With hydropower currently accounting for 7.5 percent of total electricity generation in the United States, and 44 percent of all renewable energy generation, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power convened the hearing to explore strategies to expand hydropower by overcoming existing challenges and barriers. U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the…

House panel explores needed reforms to permitting process for hydropower projects

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U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) said issues related to hydropower are “not going to change in a substantial way” unless Congress sets “hard deadlines.” Bucshon previously introduced the Promoting Hydropower Development At Existing Non Powered Dams Act, H.R. 2872. Under the House-approved bill, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) would be directed to issue a rule expediting licensing for qualifying hydropower facilities.