Common Sense Energy: We believe.. pt. 1️⃣
Your Weekly Dose of “Common Sense“ Energy News
The Empowerment Alliance
January 7th, 2022
The year-end edition of Common Sense Energy included a year’s worth of attacks on the domestic natural gas and oil industry (quick summary). While there may be more nonsense in the future, CSE is starting the year with a message of hope.
The breaking dawn of a new year is the opportunity to express the truth and hope of the future. In a world filled with negativity and a constant drum beat of criticism, we want to start the year on a positive tone by clearly stating what we believe and what we intend to do with our beliefs in 2022.
Part one focuses on The Empowerment Alliance’s belief in the American People.
We believe one person can make a difference.
We believe that individuals with a shared common interest can change the world.
We believe that every citizen deserves the benefit of America’s vast energy resources.
We believe American workers are the most productive in the world when the government gets off their back.
We believe the ingenuity of the American people can solve any problem, including improving the environment without wrecking our economy.
We believe in holding elected officials accountable for their actions.
We believe that one vote can make a difference and every TEA member will vote.
Therefore, in 2022 we will continue to march toward building a million strong grassroots community that Tells the Truth about American energy, votes, and holds accountable those who would take away the personal freedoms and choices of individuals by driving up the cost of energy.
Line 5 Lawsuit Status Conference: Following Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to drop a federal lawsuit, an alternate state-level suit over the Line 5 pipeline will resume. On Friday, January 7, “the parties will meet for a status conference and the case will get rolling along once again.”
Hearing on Hydropower: On Tuesday, January 11, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing “to examine the opportunities and challenges for maintaining existing hydropower capacity, expanding hydropower at non-powered dams, and increasing pumped storage hydropower.”
Hearing on Electric Vehicles and Agriculture: On Wednesday, January 12, the House Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on the “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America.”