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  • Press Release: Arkansas Delegation Urges Secretary Perry to Review Clean Line Project
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03), and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) today sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) Rick Perry urging him to preserve states’ rights and review the Clean Line project, an energy transmission line that stretches nearly 300 miles across the state of Arkansas. “Throughout your career you have been a champion of states’ rights. This Administrat... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Introduces Bill Giving States Power to Reject Federal Electric Transmission Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03), and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) today will introduce legislation to restore the right of states to approve or disapprove of electric transmission projects before the federal government exercises its power to take private property. The Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Access to Lands (APPROVAL) Act would require that the U.S. Department of Energy... Read more

  • Now is the Time to Act on RFS Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Agriculture

    Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement today after reintroducing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act (H.R. 1315) for the 115th Congress: “The Renewable Fuel Standard is a well-intentioned flop. After a decade of this policy, it’s clearer than ever that the federal government’s creation of an artificial market for the ethanol industry has resulted in a domino effect that is hurting peopl... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation, Chairman Bishop Applaud Committee Passage of APPROVAL Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3), Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1), Congressman French Hill (AR-2), Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-4), and Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-1) released the following statements after the Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Access to Land (APPROVAL) Act (H.R. 3062) today passed out of the House Committee on Natural Resources by a vote of 19-11. “The success of the APPROVAL Act in committee today is yet another positive step toward passage in a long and hard-fought ba... Read more

  • RFS Mandate is Unsustainable
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Agriculture

    U.S. Representatives Bill Flores (R-TX), Peter Welch (D-VT), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA) and Steve Womack (R-AR) issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed 2017 renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “The proposed increases in the volume of ethanol under the current RFS will continue to harm America’s consumers and economy while adversely impacting the environment. The EPA’s proposal forces more ethanol into t... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Denounces DOE Clean Line Approval
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Senator John Boozman, Senator Tom Cotton, Congressman Rick Crawford, Congressman French Hill, Congressman Steve Womack, and Congressman Bruce Westerman today issued the following statement in response to an announcement by the Department of Energy (DOE) to use Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109–58) to partner with Clean Line Energy in an energy transmission project across Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. “Today marks a new page in an era of unprecedented executive overreac... Read more

  • Arkansas Delegation Meets with DOE Secretary for Answers on Transmission Line Project
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack, and Bruce Westerman, released the following statement after meeting today with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz to get thorough answers to questions they asked in September about the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project: “We appreciate Secretary Moniz listening to our concerns about the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project and the use of se... Read more

  • Womack Supports All-of-the-Above Energy Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015: “Our energy landscape has changed drastically over the last 40 years; by modernizing and improving our infrastructure while keeping needed focus on jobs, security, and independence, this bill updates our energy policies to reflect that. I hope the administration can agree and allow Congress to continue to pursue the all-of-the-ab... Read more

  • ICYMI: Womack Speaks Out Against Clean Power Plan on House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, in a speech given on the House Floor, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) spoke out against the Clean Power Plan and urged the House to support S.J. Res. 24, a joint resolution to provide for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relating to “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.” “Mr. Speaker, there’s no... Read more

  • Press Release: Lawmakers: Congress Must Act on Ethanol Mandate
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of the final rules for the 2014-2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Jim Costa (D-Calif.) released the following statement: “The EPA’s decision to funnel more ethanol into the fuel supply is terribly disappointing. The RFS requirements announced today will push ethanol volumes beyond the blendwall in 2016, leaving American consumers and our economy to feel the... Read more

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