For Immediate Release
September 19, 2022
Tiffany Smiley Unveils “Agenda for Energy and Environmental Recovery and Reform”
Fifth in Series of Policy Rollouts Touts “All of the Above” Approach, Protection of Snake River Dams and Local Input on Forest Management
Pasco, WA – Veterans advocate and U.S. Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley (R-WA) today unveiled her “Agenda for Energy and Environmental Recovery and Reform,” the fifth in a series if policy proposals to give hope to Washington families.
The agenda focuses on an “all of the above” energy approach that will lower costs for consumers and protect critical sources of clean energy, like hydropower, from ever being taken off line.
“Before 2021, America was energy independent, but we have lost our way since then,” said Smiley. “From canceling pipelines to restricting drilling permits, the result has been skyrocketing energy prices that are crushing hard-working Washington families and farmers.”
The full list of proposals in Smiley’s “Agenda for Energy and Environmental Recovery and Reform” includes:
Expanding American natural gas production and oil refining capacity to achieve energy independence and reduce gas prices in the short term
Expanding clean energy capacity, including reducing regulations for nuclear, wind and solar power to diversity our energy supply in the long term
Banning the removal of infrastructure, including the Snake River Dams, that produce clean hydropower energy for Washington consumers and provide a lifeline for Washington farmers
Requiring local input and guidance on management of forests on federal lands in order to prevent wildfires and restore natural habitat
“Recovering our energy independence means restoring production of domestic oil and natural gas to create jobs and reduce gas prices,” Smiley continued. “Reforming our energy and environmental policy means adopting an all-of-the-above approach to our nation’s energy needs of today while preparing for the future in an environmentally responsible way. It’s common sense. This agenda ensures that hope is on the horizon for consumers feeling pain at the pump and farmers who feel put at a competitive disadvantage.”
Click here to see the full “Agenda for Energy and Environmental Recovery and Reform.” More policy proposals will be rolled out in the coming weeks.