Curtis Introduces Bill to Choke Russian Energy Sector and Support U.S. Allies with Domestic Energy
Washington, DC, March 8, 2022
Today Congressman Curtis introduced the Energy Unleashing in Response to the Offenses of Putin against Europeans Act, or the EUROPE Act.
The EUROPE Act closes a loophole in Biden’s energy sanctions by isolating Russia’s oil and gas industry from the global market through secondary sanctions. It also supports our European allies by replacing their Russian gas with reliable American clean energy. This will be done by boosting domestic production, expediting LNG exports to treaty ally countries, expediting liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals for the export to treaty allies, and financing the building of clean energy projects.
“The world has a choice to make. We can either rely on Russia for energy or we could reverse our bad energy policies that reduce emissions and increase world security. My bill would replace Russia’s oil and gas industry with American clean energy and block Putin from much of the global market through secondary sanctions and takes steps to wean Europe and our other partners off Russian gas,” Curtis said. “Nearly 40% of Russia’s economy comes from oil and gas and this money directly finances Putin’s aggression against Ukraine and the world.”
The EUROPE Act:
To learn more about the bill, please read Congressman Curtis’ op-ed in the Deseret News explaining its need.