Legislators Seek “Common Language” Around Clean Energy

Representative says support for climate legislation depends on credibility.

Clean energy has become a focus of Congress as bipartisan members enact policies to address climate change. However, legislators have experienced challenges communicating with constituents as clean energy is a broad and intricate sector. Representative John Curtis of Utah and Senator John Hickenlooper of Colorado encouraged colleagues on the subject during an event on “Clean Energy Permitting Reform: The Plan Ahead.”

“To some, its transmissions. To some, its pipelines, it’s all of these different things,” said Representative John Curtis of Utah, the vice chair of the House’s Energy, Climate and Grid Security Subcommittee. Congressman Curtis said the key to crafting effective legislation will be “getting almost a common language that we all understand.” 

“I don’t think every member has to understand every issue,” Congressman Curtis. “We don’t all need to be perfect, but you need credibility and the people that you’re looking to need credibility.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Representative Curtis and Senator Hickenlooper as they advocate for understanding and better information.
  • For members of Congress to be wise in their intake and translation of communications surrounding energy and permitting.

Sources: The Hill, EnergyPortal.eu


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