ICYMI: Rep. Herrell Op-Ed Highlights Need to Unlock American Resources

Jun 6, 2022
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy, Climate, and Conservation (ECC) Task Force Member Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM) penned an op-ed highlighting the need to unlock America's abundant resources to lower prices, ensure energy security, and put us back on a path to help lower global emissions.

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U.S. must unlock its resources

By: Rep. Herrell

As Americans pull up to the gas pump these days, a sense of despair sets in, knowing that they will be paying a higher price to fill up their cars than ever before. The cost to commute to work or drive kids to school is now something that Americans have to juggle along with other necessary expenses. There are many reasons why we are in this costly position today, but the big question on the minds of millions of people is how we get back to where we were only a few short years ago. The answer is simple: unlock American resources.

Americans are facing a dire cost of living crisis, due in large part to increasing energy costs. Gas prices have gone up almost every month since President Joe Biden took office and 24 percent of Americans say they have reduced or gone without basic necessities so they could pay their energy bill last month. These costs come while we increased our imports of Russian oil by 160 percent in the first year of Biden’s presidency. None of these trends are sustainable.

America is home to vast natural resources that can meet our energy needs and lower prices without having to rely on our foreign adversaries, dictators and despots. However, Congressional Democrats are refusing to take meaningful action to address the crisis we face.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy created the Energy, Climate, and Conservation Task Force to help identify and develop policy solutions to promote American energy and jobs, and to protect the country from Biden’s anti-American energy agenda. House Republicans have real solutions that will get the government out of the way so that the private sector can meet our energy and resource needs while at the same time lowering prices, ensuring energy security and putting us back on a path to helping lower global emissions.

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Click here to read the full op-ed.

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