Reducing our Middle East energy dependence is a major step toward increasing our national security. With this in mind, making the United States energy secure from other nations is one of my highest priorities as your Congressman. North Dakota is blessed with the resources to lead the charge toward energy security, and I am proud of the hard work done by our oil producers in North Dakota each day to make this goal possible. I remain firmly committed to advancing this goal on a national level as a member of two important energy subcommittees, and the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations. I am also pleased to be chosen by the House Majority Leader to serve on the newly formed House Energy Action Team (HEAT).
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The first reforms to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) since 1988 passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. Congressman Kevin Cramer cosponsored the legislation and said the changes to the law are necessary to protect the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers from being harmed by litigation from environmental activist groups.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) released a proposed rule to establish new requirements for the transportation of oil by rail. Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer welcomed the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its proposed rule to garnish the wages of private citizens in order to assess its fines. Cramer sent a letter last Friday to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy strongly opposing the decision and encouraged North Dakotans to submit their public comments on the rule in a television appearance on Monday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer has called on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to cease garnishing the wages of private citizens in order to assess its fines.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, including advancements in funding for nuclear weapons activities, flood and storm damage protection, and research and development of new energy technologies. The bill spends $50.5 million less than Fiscal Year 2014, and prohibits any changes to the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The controversial Waters of the U.S. rule was the subject of a Congressional hearing today. During the hearing of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, Congressman Kevin Cramer questioned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Robert Perciasepe on the agency’s actions in pursuit of the rule. He also submitted four letters of opposition to the rule from the local Farm Bureaus of Bottineau, Hettinger, McLean, and Nelson counties.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer announced the U.S. House of Representatives has passed three bipartisan pieces of legislation this week aimed at lowering fuel prices and promoting American energy security. Cramer was a cosponsor of all three bills.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill introduced by Congressman Kevin Cramer to expedite natural gas gathering line permitting received a hearing today in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. The Natural Gas Gathering Enhancement Act would reduce the loss of natural gas due to flaring and venting by expediting permits for pipelines on Federal and Indian land. The companion bill was introduced in the Senate earlier this year by Senators John Hoeven (ND), John Barrasso (WY), and Mike Enzi (WY).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer released the following statement after the latest update from the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources announced the state has reached the milestone of producing an average of one million barrels of oil per day:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer requested Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Secretary Gina McCarthy rescind her agency’s proposed restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions for existing power plants. The plan announced last week by the EPA would force states to comply with specific restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions for existing power plants determined by the agency.