Tag: Energy and Natural Resources

Daines Pushes for Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Complete the Continental Divide Trail

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee called for passage of his bipartisan bill to complete the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Click HERE to watch and download the full intro. “The Continental Divide Trail Completion Act… is bipartisan, bicameral, will help spur recreation, economic development and grow jobs in Montana and local gateway communities… The tourism and recreation economy that is generated from the trail is a boon to many small towns in Montana. Shuttle services, hotels, restaurants, sporting goods stores and more all benefit from the Continental Divide Trail. In fact, if we look at the state

Daines Calls on Biden to Unleash American Energy Immediately

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to President Biden expressing deep concern over the depletion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and urged him to support more domestic energy production. “The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is the world’s largest stockpile of emergency crude oil with the capacity to store 714 million barrels. The SPR has protected America from major supply disruptions and served as a vital windfall in the event of natural disasters and wars since its creation following the 1973 energy crises, but it was never intended to compensate for domestic policy shortcomings,” Daines wrote. “Manipulating energy reserves to bring gas

Daines Statement on President Biden’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve Plan

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement on the Biden administration’s plan to release up to 15 million more barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) instead of increasing domestic energy production.  “The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is meant to be used as a last resort in emergency situations, not a band-aid solution for Biden and the Democrats’ anti-Made in America energy policies on the eve of midterm elections. The Democrats should focus less on political cover-ups and more on addressing the long-term solutions of these inflated prices at the pump,” Daines said. Senator Daines serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources

Daines Statement on Biden’s Decision to Ease Venezuela Sanctions for Oil Imports

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released a statement on President Biden’s decisionto ease Venezuela sanctions for oil imports instead of taking steps to increase domestic oil production. “Biden has learned nothing. We need to unleash American energy development–NOT rely on dictators in adversarial countries like Venezuela for oil,” Daines said. In March 2022, Daines introduced a bill to prohibit the United States from importing Iranian and Venezuelan crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, and liquefied natural gas.  Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Blake Kernen

Senate Democrats Block Daines’ Bill to Increase Traditional & Renewable American Energy Production

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today doubled down on his push to support Made in America energy. Daines slammed Senate Democrats after they blocked his bill that would increase traditional and renewable American energy production and help America’s partners and allies be less dependent on Russia.  Daines’ bill would require the Biden administration to restart oil and gas leases on federal lands which were banned last year. Daines’ bill would also kickstart renewable energy development on federal lands and waters. To watch Daines’ remarks, click HERE. “All in one year, President Biden killed the Keystone XL pipeline, banned new oil

Daines Pushes Back on Biden’s Job Killing Paris Climate Agreement

U.S. SENATE— U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation to prohibit U.S. taxpayer dollars from being used to rejoin the job-killing Paris Climate Agreement. Daines also officially introduced a Senate resolution calling on President Biden to submit the Paris Agreement to the Senate for review as required under the Constitution. “President Biden violated the Constitution when he chose to rejoin the poorly negotiated and deeply flawed Paris Climate Agreement—a deal that’s horrible for America and good for China,” Senator Daines stated. “This deal will do nothing except cause more hard-working Americans to lose their jobs and burden American families with higher energy prices. We must ensure not a single penny

Daines, Rosendale Introduce Legislation to Reverse Biden’s Anti-Energy Action, Authorize Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. CONGRESS— U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to authorize the continued construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline following President Biden’s decision to revoke the cross-border operation permit. “Americans are already struggling to make ends meet and keep food on the table because of the pandemic. Yet with the stroke of a pen, President Biden killed thousands of energy and union jobs, eliminated tax revenue for impoverished communities, raised energy costs for Americans, and put our national security and energy independence at risk,” Daines stated. “We must reverse Biden’s disastrous decision and send a clear message that supporting American workers is more important than supporting Saudi Arabia

Daines Statement on President Trump’s Keystone XL Presidential Permit

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement following President Trump’s presidential permit on the Keystone XL pipeline.  “President Trump’s announcement today is a big win for Montana and our nation,” Daines said. “After over ten years of review, this pipeline that will create roughly 800 construction jobs and spur millions in revenue for Montana’s rural communities and schools, will finally become a reality. I applaud President Trump for his leadership and commitment in getting this done.”  To read more on the President’s permit today, click HERE.  ###

Daines Introduces Rural Water Projects Legislation

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced legislation that would move Montana rural water projects forward and ensure the completion of authorized projects across Montana. The Western Water Supply and Planning Enhancement Act is a bill that would help improve the efficiency of existing water supply infrastructure, ease the regulatory burden on new projects and protect water rights that are critical to the prosperity of the western United States.  The bill also accelerates implementation of Montana-made forest management projects that enhance watersheds and reduce the risk of wildfires.  “If I told you that today, over 22,000 Montanans lack access to a steady supply

Montana Receives Almost $900,000 for Local LWCF Projects

U.S. SENATE – Senator Steve Daines today announced that Montana will receive $896,436 in fiscal year 2016 stateside funding from the United States Department of Interior (DOI) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to support conservation and recreation projects in local communities.  “Like so many Montanans, I know firsthand that hunting, fishing and access to public lands is part of our way of life and the LWCF is an important and successful tool that expands access and increase recreational opportunities on our public land,” said Daines, Montana’s only member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “I’m pleased that Montana will