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. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement in response to Tuesday’s ruling by a Wyoming federal judge that the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) does not have the authority to issue its own hydraulic fracturing rule until lawsuits against it are settled.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer supported two House Concurrent Resolutions that passed the House of Representatives today opposing a carbon tax and a $10 per barrel tax on oil.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer hosted a meeting this week with General James Conway (Ret.) and Members of Congress to encourage support for H.R. 4559, the United States Commission on the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Act of 2016.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced a number of energy bills were passed by the House of Representatives today as amendments to S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act. This bill was passed by the Senate in April, and with today’s approval by the House, the legislation advances to a conference committee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer participated in a discussion Thursday on global oil market dynamics and their impact on oil-producing states like North Dakota. The discussion was part of a program, “The Innovation Revolution: A National Strategy for Energy Security,” sponsored by Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), a non-profit organization committed to improving U.S. economic and national security through reduced oil dependence.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final methane emission rules for the oil and natural gas industry released today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following statement regarding the decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Monday to deny a permit to the Cherry Point coal terminal in Washington state. Cramer signed a letter supporting a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project upon hearing the Corps was considering rejecting the terminal’s permit before the EIS was complete.
BEULAH, N.D. – Congressman Kevin Cramer told Department of Interior officials touring the Freedom Mine today that he questioned their sincerity in developing the new proposed Stream Protection Rule that will be released this year. The rule imposes more and stricter regulations on all coal mining and creates a nationwide standard for enforcement that does not take into account the varying geographical characteristics of different regions of the country.
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April 18, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement following today’s news from the Hess Corporation that it has exported the first shipment of North Dakota oil since Congress lifted the ban on exporting crude oil last December. The ban was lifted as part of the year-end omnibus appropriations bill.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended the public comment period until April 22 for the recently proposed Waste Prevention rule, which changes the regulation of methane emissions from oil and natural gas production on federal and tribal lands across the country. The proposed rule was released on Jan. 22 and provided the public 60 days to comment from the date it appeared in the Federal Register on Feb. 8.