Sen. Cassidy discusses energy policies in New Orleans

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Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, on the fourth day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

METAIRIE, La (BRPROUD) – On Saturday, Dec. 11 Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy MD (R-LA) spoke with legislators and industry leaders from across the country at the Global Energy and Environmental Issues Conference, sponsored by the Energy Council.

“Spoke today to the Energy Council about the future of energy, about bringing Louisiana and other states’ energy economies into the future, for the benefit of our states, our workers, and our nation,” said Dr. Cassidy.

Cassidy has been a leader in strengthening Louisiana’s energy industry. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed into law last month, includes over $5 billion to develop carbon sequestration projects. It also includes nearly $5 billion for orphan well remediation, over $3 billion to clean up Superfund sites, and $8 billion to develop hubs for clean hydrogen, among other funds, according to the news release.

“The federal government’s energy policies have a significant impact on state and local governments, and we appreciate Senator Cassidy speaking to us today about some of those policies,” said Energy Council Global Meeting Vice-Chair and Louisiana State Representative Francis Thompson. “We learned a lot and are grateful for his time.”

The Energy Council is a non-partisan legislative organization comprised of members from 14 energy-producing states in the United States and two provinces in Canada.

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