Americans for Tax Reform sent a letter to members of Congress urging the passage of three energy related bills sponsored by House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings [R-Wash], the Putting the Gulf Back to Work Act, the Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act, and the Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act.

In the letter, ATR President Grover Norquist wrote:

"Despite public pressure to combat both rising energy costs and historic levels of unemployment, the Obama Administration has refused to address these problems in any meaningful way. The combination of the President’s offshore drilling moratorium and a deliberately sluggish offshore leasing process has contributed to higher costs at the pump and hindered a robust economic recovery."

Urging swift passage, Mr. Norquist also had this to say: 

"The combination of these three bills would have a tremendous impact on America’s energy economy, spurring job creation and economic expansion while lowering costs for the American people. Americans for Tax Reform encourages speedy passage of these crucial pieces of legislation."

Click here for a PDF copy of the letter, including more details on the recently proposed legislation.