For Immediate Release Contact: Luke Bolar
June 11, 2015 504-779-3771
Vitter Releases Energy Plan, “Leading With Energy”
New chapter of Vitter’s plan on energy released today as part of Together, Louisiana Strong
METAIRIE, LA. – David Vitter (R-LA) today released his chapter on energy as part of his plan, “Together, Louisiana Strong: Our blueprint for building a brighter future.” Chapter 9 of the Vitter plan is entitled “Leading With Energy.”
“Our energy sector represents enormous Louisiana riches—not just in natural resources, but in people, innovation, and know-how,” Vitter said. “Growing up, I saw this first-hand through the eyes of my dad, who was chief of Gulf production for Chevron. I see it today as I fight the Obama administration’s anti-oil and gas policies. As our governor, I will see Louisiana through to an even more vibrant energy future with clear vision and determined leadership.”
In Chapter 9 of “Together, Louisiana Strong,” Vitter details how he’ll work to review all state tax policy that impacts energy and will streamline the state’s regulatory process at the Department of Natural Resources. Vitter’s plan explains that he will attack environmental overregulation at the federal level and make litigation reform a real priority to end frivolous lawsuits that cost Louisiana jobs. Read all of Vitter’s proposals here.
The chapter also highlights David Vitter’s concrete, proven record in support of our energy industry. The Vitter Record includes a number of bills he authored and passed in the Senate and how he led opposition to President Obama’s drilling moratorium in the gulf until they finally agreed to issue 15 deepwater permits and withdrew the moratorium.
In addition to “Leading With Energy,” Vitter has already released the following eight chapters of the plan.
Vitter has compiled his plan by meeting with Louisianians of all walks of life and by listening to their ideas for building a brighter future. Vitter has held 382 in person Town Hall Meetings and 210 Telephone Town Halls. As a candidate for Governor, Vitter has held 12 Leadership Forums on the key challenges we face as a state specifically to develop this blueprint, with dozens of informal meetings and conference calls in addition.
Vitter will be releasing additional chapters as they’re added in the next several weeks.