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Sen. Hoeven outlines Domestic Energy and Jobs Act of 2012 details

U.S. Senator John Hoeven introduced legislation last week in the Senate called the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act of 2012. This package, modeled after North Dakota’s own EmPower North Dakota initiative, contains 13 bills that Hoeven says could move the country toward energy security. Included in the package is a bill that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline, a much-debated project proposed by Canadian pipeline company, TransCanada. The pipeline needs federal approval because it crosses an international border (Alberta to the Gulf Coast), and was denied by President Barack Obama in January.

The Bismarck Tribune also reports that included in the energy package is the establishment of an American Energy Development Plan, a freeze on gasoline regulations by the EPA, advancement of the offshore wind energy industry and mineral acre leasing in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve. Read the energy legislation story in the Bismarck Tribune.

Senator Hoeven hopes that the legislation is passed by the end of the year. Read the press release from Senator Hoeven’s office.

You may be interested in:
The House Energy Action Team (HEAT) Domestic Energy and Jobs Act talking points
The 41-page PDF of H.R. 4480 The Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012 (AKA – Domestic Energy and Jobs Act)

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