U.S. Consumers Voice Opposition to New Proposed Energy Rule

38,000 consumers push back against job killing proposal

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AmericanEnergy–Today, more than 38,000 U.S. consumers spoke out in support of robust
energy production. Consumer
Energy Alliance
(CEA) and its members have submitted letters to the
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) a day before the April 22nd deadline for
comments on the proposed Waste Prevention, Production Subject to
Royalties, and Resource Conservation rule, commonly called the “Venting
and Flaring” rule. The letters are focused on how efforts to explore and
produce America’s energy resources will be negatively affected by the
proposed rule, which would have significant unintended consequences on
local economies, small businesses, school districts, state budgets, and

CEA has concerns that the rule would drive up costs in an already
difficult market for energy producers, causing a reduction in energy
production, and as a result, a drop in job creation, economic growth,
energy security, tax receipts, school funding, taxpayer royalties, etc.

“American consumers have once again shown their support for commonsense
energy policies and have demonstrated their deep concern with a proposal
that would drive up costs, duplicate existing rules, and provide little
benefit to taxpayers or the environment,” says David Holt, president of

“CEA, our 270 corporate members and 400,000 individual advocates from
every sector of the U.S. economy strongly value the contributions that
domestic energy production has had for our nation’s consumers. CEA has
long advocated for expanded access to responsible energy production as a
means to grow our economy and lower energy prices. We urge the BLM to
listen to the more than 38,640 consumers and numerous companies and
organizations that have joined CEA in calling on the federal government
to withdraw the proposed rule.”

“Energy production is vital to our local, state and national economy and
key to our national energy security. Instead of duplicative,
contradictory and costly rules, we should instead focus on how to
protect our environment AND develop our domestic energy resources.”

About Consumer Energy Alliance

Energy Alliance
(CEA) brings together consumers, producers and
manufacturers to engage in a meaningful dialogue about America’s energy
future. With more than 400,000 members nationwide, our mission is to
help ensure stable prices for consumers and energy security. We believe
energy development is something that touches everyone in our nation, and
thus it is necessary for all consumers to actively engage in the
conversation about how we develop and diversify our energy resources and
energy’s importance to the economy. CEA promotes a thoughtful dialogue
to help produce our abundant energy supply, and balance our energy needs
with our nation’s environmental and conservation goals. Learn more at ConsumerEnergyAlliance.org.


Consumer Energy Alliance
Shawn Martini, 303-895-5070