Energy

As energy prices continue to rise, we need to implement a long-term energy policy aimed at reducing prices for American families and businesses.  I support an all-of-the-above energy strategy that includes clean coal, natural gas, nuclear, and renewable energies, while also better utilizing our abundant domestic resources.  We must become an energy-independent nation.  In order to do so, we have to explore, we have to conserve and we have to pursue all avenues of alternative energy. 

The United States must also secure access to resources elsewhere in North America.  For this reason, I supported the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline.  The pipeline will stretch from the oil sands in Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast, bringing significant new oil supplies to refineries in the country.  The project is estimated to support 42,000 jobs and transport 830,000 barrels of oil per day.  .

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January 24, 2017 Press Release
I support today's decision. Building Keystone will create good-paying jobs and provide hardworking Americans with a more stable source of energy.
June 22, 2016 Press Release
“With President Obama's signature today, America’s Toxic Substances Control Act is updated for the first time in 40 years. This new law strengthens environmental protections for all Americans, recognizes the value of more than 800,000 people employed in the chemical industry and keeps America as the world leader in research and innovation.”
December 18, 2015 Press Release
The legislation provides $300 million in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to protect the Lakes and the $7 billion economy they support. In recognition of the EPA’s overreach with the Waters of the U.S. rule and other burdensome regulations, this bill cuts EPA spending by $452 million. It also makes changes to the visa waiver program and requires visitors to America who have traveled to terrorism hotspots to undergo rigorous background checks before entering the country.
December 3, 2015 Press Release
Moolenaar: “The United States is the leading producer of oil and natural gas and today’s legislation continues that progress. The bill passed today protects our electric grid from terrorism, cyberattacks, and weather events that could cause prolonged power outages. These reforms will benefit Michigan residents by helping to keep energy prices low for years to come.”
November 6, 2015 Press Release
Today, the Obama Administration rejected a project that would have supported good-paying jobs for hardworking Americans. Republicans and Democrats from across the country supported the Keystone XL Pipeline because it would have improved our nation's energy independence without raising taxes or adding to our debt. Today's announcement is a disappointment and it could result in higher energy prices in the future
February 24, 2015 Press Release

Today, President Obama vetoed Senate Bill 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act. The legislation has bipartisan support in Congress and from a majority of Americans. 

"This afternoon the president vetoed the bipartisan Keystone Pipeline bill, refusing to approve a project that supports good-paying jobs for hard-working Americans and improves our nation's energy security. Congress should override his veto and approve this project for the benefit of our country," said Moolenaar.

February 11, 2015 Press Release

Today, Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) voted in support of Senate Bill 1 to build the Keystone Pipeline. The bill passed 270 to 152, with bipartisan support. The bill has passed both chambers of Congress and now heads to President Obama's desk for his signature.

"The Keystone pipeline helps secure our country's energy independence and supports jobs without raising taxes or adding to our debt. There is broad bipartisan support for this legislation and the president should sign it," said Moolenaar.

January 24, 2015 Editorial

Building Keystone Benefits the Fourth District

As the new representative for Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District, one of the first votes I cast was in support of building the Keystone XL pipeline. Building this pipeline would create jobs, expand economic opportunity and provide Americans with a more stable source of energy, coming from a friendlier and more reliable trading partner than many of our nation’s other sources of oil.

January 20, 2015 Press Release
"Tonight, President Obama proposed more tax hikes on the American people. This economic recovery has been historically slow, and Americans have no desire to pay more for a big-government agenda," said Moolenaar.