Kinzinger, Burgess, Crenshaw Lead Letter to POTUS Calling for Comprehensive Energy Strategy
Today, Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Michael Burgess (R-TX), and Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) led a joint letter to President Biden regarding America’s national energy and environmental strategy, calling for his support of baseload energy.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Michael Burgess (R-TX), and Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) led a joint letter to President Biden regarding America’s national energy and environmental strategy, calling for his support of baseload energy. The arctic air mass ripping across the country has left thousands without power or water, enduring below-freezing temperatures for days on end. The letter calls for an honest conversation about the future of energy in America and how to ensure a policy that can best help avoid the suffering and death caused by this recent winter storm and extreme weather events in the future.
In sending this letter, the Congressmen released the following statement:
“The United States is facing one of the most disastrous energy crises in recent history as an arctic mass wreaks havoc across the country. We write today to underscore the strategic importance of maintaining—and in some cases, expanding—access to sufficient baseload energy sources in the United States. We understand the importance of preserving our resources and our national heritage, and have demonstrated our support for renewable energy technologies. But we also recognize that we cannot disregard the reliable and abundant energy sources like nuclear and natural gas. We urge the President to work with us on the future of America’s energy strategy through thoughtful debate and compromise—for the sake of the country and our future.”
The letter was signed by Congressmen Kinzinger, Burgess, Crenshaw and 32 of their House colleagues, as can be found in the attached. The text of the letter that was sent to President Biden today can also be found below: