Ensuring Energy Independence

America must be able to power itself. That’s why Pete Ricketts believes we should be able to use our nation’s natural resources responsibly. Doing so will not only bolster domestic energy and rural economies, but also save consumers money on their energy bill and at the pump.

He is a longtime supporter of renewable fuels like ethanol. He is a proponent of year-round E15. He’s also advocated for high volumes of biodiesel and other advanced fuel technologies like sustainable aviation fuel.

Pete supports permitting reform that focuses on reliable and expeditious permitting for energy generation, transmission, and storage projects. He’s also pushing back on detached-from-reality government mandates. This includes expanded definitions under the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and emissions mandates that would force a mass transition to electric vehicles.

As a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), Pete is working to fight Washington regulations. He’s fighting mandates that would eliminate consumer choice and threaten private property rights on multiple fronts. In addition, as Ranking Member of the EPW Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety, he’s exploring ways to help promote safe and reliable nuclear energy as part of an all-of-the-above energy mix.