U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bill that would prevent the Biden administration from continuing to stifle Montana energy production and increase gas prices on hardworking Montanans.
“Since Day One of taking office, President Biden has launched attack after attack on Made in Montana and Made in America energy, and Montana families are paying the price at the pump. We need to stop putting up roadblocks and unleash American energy,” Daines said.
The prohibition on new regulations impeding energy development would remain in effect until either January 1, 2023 or until the national average consumer gas price is $2.60 or less. The current national average is $4.25 a gallon. One year ago, the national average gas price was $2.80 and it was even less when Biden was inaugurated, averaging closer to $2.40 a gallon at that time.
Daines’ “Gas Prices Relief Act,” would stop any new rule or regulation from going into effect if it would:
- Decrease oil, gas, or biofuels production
- Increase gasoline prices
- Have negative impacts on energy production, domestic electricity generation, transmission of fuel or electricity
Read the full bill text HERE.
Contact: Rachel Dumke, Katie Schoettler