Territories’ energy woes back before lawmakers

By Jonathan Miller | 04/08/2024 06:29 AM EDT

A Natural Resources subcommittee will focus on the idea that “all Americans should have reliable, cheap energy.”

Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.).

A Natural Resources subcommittee, let by Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.), will hold a hearing this week on energy issues in U.S. territories. Win McNamee/Getty Images

A House panel will delve this week into the U.S. territories and their continuing struggles with energy issues.

The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs has scheduled a hearing for Thursday titled “Energizing the Territories: Promoting Affordable and Reliable Energy Sources for the U.S. Insular Areas.”

The chair of the subcommittee, Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.), has backed an “energy poverty prevention” bill, H.R. 5482, that advanced in January. It’s built on the premise that administration policies are making it harder for Americans to afford and obtain energy.


Witnesses have yet to be announced, but Rebekah Hoshiko, a committee spokesperson, said the hearing will focus on the fact that “all Americans should have reliable, cheap energy.”