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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement after being named the 2022 Clean Energy Champion by Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES):
“It is an honor to be recognized as one of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions’ Clean Energy Champions for 2022. From our carbon capture projects to carbon negative oil production, North Dakota Nord is a leader in clean energy technology and innovation, producing responsible, reliable energy today and for the future. Every day, I aim to make Washington more like the North Dakota and CRES have been a great partner along the way, and I look forward to our continued partnership, unabashedly promoting clean and reliable American energy solutions for the world.
The four 2022 honorees – Senators Cramer and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Representatives Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) – were officially recognized at the Champions Reception. clean energy from CRES last night, the second day of National Clean Energy Week (NCEW).
“Congratulations to Senator Kevin Cramer on his well-deserved recognition as the 2022 Clean Energy Champion,” said Heather Reams, President of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions. “Sen. Cramer has been a leader in calling for common-sense reforms of regulatory hurdles that prohibit domestic energy production and was instrumental in shaping the Republican-led climate initiative – American Energy, Jobs, and Climate Plan CRES is excited to continue our collaboration with Senator Cramer as we work to advance clean energy innovation and technologies in North Dakota and across the United States. United, which will strengthen America’s global leadership.
CRES annually honors Republican leaders who have gone above and beyond to lead and support clean energy legislation. In addition to his leadership in developing the U.S. Energy, Jobs, and Climate Plan, Senator Cramer called for sensible reforms of regulatory barriers, such as legislation to improve the quality and timeliness of federal permitting and review processes for essential mineral production on federal lands. Recently, he supported the Biden administration’s Congressional Review of the National Environmental Policy Act rule.