Energy Policy Watch

Energy Policy Watch is a partnership between Hart Energy and Cornerstone. Hart Energy and Cornerstone will bring regular video updates on legislative and regulatory actions affecting the energy industry. Guests will range from key representatives and senators or congressional staff to relevant cabinet-level officials and executive branch personnel.

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Will the United States be able to lead the world in oil and gas production and emissions reduction? That quest is being put to the test as the Biden administration pushes to prioritize climate change in its energy policy. So, what is the energy policy to watch?

Anne Bradbury, CEO of the American Exploration & Production Council (AXPC), whose membership is composed of 25 of America’s premier independent natural gas and oil exploration and production companies, joined Jack Belcher for our latest Energy Policy Watch to discuss the already busy energy policy landscape merely three months into the Biden administration.

Right out of the bat there was the concerning decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline. That was following by two sweeping executive orders, all of which Bradbury says are “essentially directives to the agencies.” As the oil and gas industry begins engagement with the agencies, Belcher and Bradbury, who have an extensive history working on Capitol Hill, offer up a primer of the energy policy to watch as we move through the second quarter of 2021.

Among the topics:

  • AXPC’s representation of the industry (0:38)
  • Specific energy policy to watch (1:49)
  • Areas of commonality in energy policy (3:13)
  • Which legislation will move through Congress (3:49)
  • Infrastructure package (6:23)
  • Avoiding negative impact of executive orders (8:53)
  • Importance of oil and gas jobs in energy policy debate (11:37)

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