H.R. 4480 - The Domestic Energy and Jobs Act
The Domestic Energy and Jobs Act is a national energy plan focused on reducing the energy burden on hard-working families and small businesses while creating tens of thousands of new jobs. A package of seven bipartisan bills, H.R. 4480 works with domestic energy producers to restore regulatory certainty, spur economic growth and continue on path a towards energy independence.
STRATEGIC ENERGY PRODUCTION ACT OF 2012, (REP. CORY GARDNER, CO-4)
The Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012 (H.R. 4480) links tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to increasing energy production on federal lands. If the President releases oil from the SPR, the Administration will be required to develop a plan to lease more federal lands for exploration and production.
PLANNING FOR AMERICAN ENERGY ACT OF 2012, (REP. SCOTT TIPTON, CO-3)
The Planning for American Energy Act of 2012 (H.R. 4381) would require the Secretary of the Interior to establish an all-of-the-above energy program for federal lands by reviewing the nation's energy needs and then establishing goals for federal land energy production to meet those needs from all energy sources, oil, natural gas, coal and renewables.
GASOLINE REGULATIONS ACT OF 2012,
(REP. ED WHITFIELD, KY-1)
The Gasoline Regulations Act (H.R. 4471) would require an interagency committee to conduct a cumulative analysis on certain EPA rules and actions that impact the price of gasoline and diesel fuels. It will pause the implementation of the Tier 3 fuel standards, refinery New Source Performance Standards, and ozone standards until six months after the report is submitted to Congress, which should provide for a better understanding of the costs and consequences of these rules.
PROVIDING LEASING CERTAINTY FOR AMERICAN ENERGY ACT OF 2012,
(REP. MIKE COFFMAN, CO-6)
The Providing Leasing Certainty for American Energy Act of 2012 (H.R. 4382) would: 1) require a minimum annual acreage leasing plan that makes available at least 25 percent of the lands open for leasing each year for which there is interest in development and 2) set firm timelines for the Secretary of the Interior to issue leases and adjudicate lease protests. It would also prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from withdrawing leases and adding additional lease stipulations after they have been sold.
STREAMLINING PERMITTING OF AMERICAN ENERGY ACT OF 2012,
(REP. DOUG LAMBORN, CO-5)
The Streamlining Permitting of American Energy Act (H.R. 4383) would ensure a reliable permitting process to increase American energy production. It would remove government roadblocks and bureaucratic red tape that hinder and delay American energy production and American job creation. It streamlines and reforms the process for energy permitting, once a lease is in hand, to encourage the timely development of our federal onshore oil, natural gas, and renewable resources.
NATIONAL PETROLEUM RESERVE ALASKA ACCESS ACT, (REP. "DOC" HASTINGS, WA-4)
The National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Access Act (H.R. 2150) will create new jobs, support current energy jobs in Alaska, expand American energy production and lower energy costs by ensuring that oil and natural gas resources in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPRA) are developed and transported in a timely, efficient manner.
BLM LIVE INTERNET AUCTIONS ACT,
(REP. BILL JOHNSON, OH-6)
The BLM Live Internet Auctions Act (H.R. 2752) gives the Secretary of the Interior the authority to conduct Internet-based auctions for onshore leases to ensure the best return to the Federal taxpayer, reduce fraud, and secure the leasing process.