Energy, Water, Environment
America is in the midst of an energy revolution. Across the country, the energy industry is creating new opportunities for innovation and good-paying jobs.
In the spring of 2014, Sen. Cruz introduced the American Energy Renaissance Act (AERA) to unleash the full potential of America’s energy resources and rein in regulations that stifle jobs and economic growth. This legislation opens opportunities to encourage responsible energy exploration (including hydraulic fracturing), build the Keystone pipeline, modernize refineries, increase offshore drilling, expand energy exports, and broaden energy development on private land, generating revenue to reduce the national debt.
The United States is blessed with rich and expansive natural resources, and passage of AERA would ensure that we do not sacrifice our economic growth and national security at the altar of unnecessary and irresponsible regulation.