Energy & Environment

'Will open over 30,000 acres': Sarpy County breaks ground on unified wastewater system

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A decade-long goal, is finally underway. A new wastewater system to keep up with the growth of Sarpy County. "This infrastructure takes us down the path we can more fully grow out Sarpy County and really bring it up to its full potential," Congressman Don Bacon said. Right now, the county is cut in half by a ridgeline, the North flows to the Missouri River, which is full of property. "That area ha...

Sarpy County breaks ground on new wastewater sewer system Wednesday

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SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (KMTV) — Sarpy County took a step forward on a long-term project to pave the way for future development. Leaders broke ground on a new wastewater sewer system that will better serve the southern part of the county. The system is expected to cost around $250 million and will be built in phases over the next 20 to 50 years. Read the full story here.

BACON RESPONDS TO PRESIDENT BIDEN’S NEW E15 PLAN

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after President Biden made the announcement to extend the availability of higher biofuel blends of gasoline during the summer to curb soaring fuel costs and to cut reliance on foreign energy sources: “President Biden’s announcement on the sale of E15 this summer is a win for Nebraska farmers and is a step in the right...

House hearing with oil executives sets up partisan clash over gas prices

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The House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday will grill a group of six major U.S. oil executives, with Democrats seeking to hold them "accountable" for allegedly fleecing Americans with high gas prices. Republicans, meanwhile, are expected to hammer the Biden administration's energy policies as they seek to pin the issue on Democrats ahead of the midterms. [...] Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., told F...

House ag lawmakers blast Torres Small over biofuels

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A panel of House Republicans criticizing the Biden administration Tuesday for not investing more in biofuels as it seeks to boost domestic and renewable energy sources. During a hearing with USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small, GOP members of the House Ag Committee framed the issue around the U.S. ban on Russian oil and gas and the surging costs of ag inputs like fertil...

BACON VOTES TO SUSPEND RUSSIAN ENERGY IMPORTS TO THE U.S.

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) yesterday voted in favor of H.R. 6968, the Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act, which would prohibit the importation of energy products of the Russian Federation to the United States. This legislation also urges cooperation from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to condemn Russia’s actions against Ukraine; encourages other WTO members to suspend tra...

Rep. Don Bacon Tele-town Hall March 2, 2022

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Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) hosted a tele-town hall on March 2, 2022 for the people of Nebraska's Second Congressional district to discuss the latest issues in Congress and around the world, including the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the Afghanistan withdrawal, health care, and much more. Listen here.

BACON CALLS ON PRESIDENT TO ‘PUSH BACK BETTER’

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement regarding the President’s State of the Union Address: “The events of the past year have provided a stark reminder that the policies of the party in power affect the peace and prosperity of all Americans. As the country continues to lurch from crisis to crisis, the President’s policies are failing to address the problems that ...

GOP’s Don Bacon on Killing Keystone: Biden Approves a Russian Pipeline and Cancels Ours -- 'It’s Outrageous’

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(CNSNews.com) – During a screening and panel discussion of the Media Research Center’s new documentary on the Keystone XL pipeline, House Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) detailed how the canceling of the pipeline by President Biden is hurting workers and the economy in Nebraska. He also stressed that it was “outrageous” for Biden to support Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline. “You have President Biden approv...