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Latta's Op-Ed: Baseload Capacity is Key to American Energy Success

Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) penned an op-ed in The Washington Times outlining key energy priorities and solutions that will allow the United States to become North American energy independent. 

Read excerpts of his op-ed below, or click here to read the piece in its entirety.



By: Congressman Bob Latta

April 17, 2024

"As the United States stands at the crossroads of its energy future, two things are abundantly clear: we need more energy production to meet American’s demands, and the Biden administration‘s war on North American energy production must come to quick and decisive end.

"House Republicans have been working diligently to reverse the Biden administration‘s anti-energy policies and unleash our natural energy resources. But we have much more work to do...

"...As a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), and the Conservative Climate Caucus, I’m committed to collaborating with my colleagues on policies that support an all-of-the-above energy approach. This includes building upon legislation I’ve had signed into law that strengthens the resiliency of our electric grid and invests in nuclear power. And last year, I joined my colleagues in crafting H.R. 1 the Lower Energy Costs Act which pushes back on the Biden administration‘s anti-U.S. energy agenda by expanding domestic energy production, reforming the permitting process for all industries, and boosting the production and processing of critical minerals. I was pleased my REFINER Act, which would increase energy refining capacity in the United States, was included in this package.

"While the path to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future is fraught with challenges, it is also brimming with opportunities for innovation and growth.

"By recognizing the importance of baseload capacity, resisting knee-jerk reactions that undermine domestic energy production, and embracing innovative solutions, America will be on the right path to a brighter and more reliable energy future."

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