Congressman Bill Cassidy, M.D., today released the following statement regarding the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act, H.R. 2021.
"Today, Congress passed the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act, legislation that allows exploration and drilling on the Alaskan coast to start. The road to recovery runs through energy, and increased oil and gas production leads to lower energy prices and job creation. However, the administration has not addressed the flaws within the Clean Air Act that have halted the permitting process in Alaska. In Louisiana, we understand the importance of getting the permitting process back on track."