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The Prospects for U.S. Energy Legislation


Hon. Fred Upton

U.S. House of Representatives (R-MI)

President Trump campaigned on the promise to revitalize American infrastructure. In his first one hundred days in office, he approved the construction of Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects, two highly politicized and controversial energy projects. Now, lawmakers are considering the possibility of a broad infrastructure bill that may include not only roads and bridges, but also pipes to deliver clean drinking water, new oil and gas pipelines, and projects that would impact U.S. LNG exports, hydropower and offshore drilling.

Bill Loveless sits down with Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Hon. Fred Upton, to discuss anticipated legislation that would affect America’s energy infrastructure and other issues including:

  • The role of energy in a new infrastructure bill
  • How Trump’s budget proposal would affect the Department of Energy
  • Climate change and technology
  • Nuclear energy and coal
  • An “all of the above” approach to energy security

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