WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005:
"I commend the Senate for passing a bipartisan comprehensive energy bill, and particularly Senators Domenici and Bingaman for their hard work and cooperation to move this critical legislation forward. With today’s action, America is one step closer to greater energy security. This legislation meets many of the objectives put forth by President Bush’s National Energy Policy by diversifying our portfolio of fuels and encouraging the use of renewable energy, promoting greater efficiency and conservation, improving the reliability of electricity delivery and providing for additional production of energy resources here at home."
"Members of the House and the Senate know that clean, affordable, reliable sources of energy are essential to continued economic growth and job creation in America. I look forward to working with members of the Senate and the House during the conference committee to reach bipartisan consensus and send a bill to the President’s desk before the August Congressional recess."
Anne Womack Kolton, 202/586-4940
Rebecca Neale, 202-586-4940