• On March 18, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and five of her Republican colleagues introduced H.R. 1235, the Leave Our Lakes Alone Act. The bill would allow states to exempt hydroelectric lake shoreline projects from Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations not related to power.
  • On March 20, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) along with Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK), and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced S. 630, the Fixing America’s Inequities with Revenues (FAIR) Act. The bipartisan bill would apply oil and gas revenue sharing to all coastal states and allocate a portion of the funds for clean energy development, as well as make renewable energy eligible in revenue sharing, including on federal lands.
  • On March 21, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) introduced H.R. 1375, a bill to facilitate the development of wind energy on federal lands.
  • On the same day, Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) introduced H.R. 1394, a bill directing the Secretary of the Interior to establish goals for an all-of-the-above energy production plan strategy for onshore federal lands on a four year basis.
  • On the same day, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA) introduced H.R. 1398, a bill to loosen regulations on the siting and placement of offshore wind meteorological site testing and monitoring. Wittman introduced a similar bill in the 112th Congress that was reported by the House Natural Resources Committee.
  • On March 22, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced S. 656. A bill to promote the domestic development and deployment of natural gas and clean energy technologies.