Upton on the Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast: The Prospects for U.S. Energy Legislation
Listen here: http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/hon-fred-upton-us-house-representatives-r-mi-prospects-us-energy-legislation-51517
President Trump campaigned on the promise to revitalize American infrastructure. In his first one hundred days in office, he approved the construction of Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects, two highly politicized and controversial energy projects. Now, lawmakers are considering the possibility of a broad infrastructure bill that may include not only roads and bridges, but also pipes to deliver clean drinking water, new oil and gas pipelines, and projects that would impact U.S. LNG exports, hydropower and offshore drilling. Host Bill Loveless (@bill_loveless) sits down withRepublican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Hon. Fred Upton, to discuss anticipated legislation that would affect America's energy infrastructure and other issues including: The role of energy in a new infrastructure bill; How Trump's budget proposal would affect the Department of Energy; Climate change and technology; Nuclear energy and coal; An "all of the above" approach to energy security.
Columbia Energy Exchange features in-depth conversations with the world’s top energy and climate leaders from government, business, academia and civil society. The program explores today’s most pressing opportunities and challenges across energy sources, financial markets, geopolitics and climate change as well as their implications for both the U.S. and the world.