Energy and Natural Resources

The U.S. is the world’s leading energy producer, creating an advantage for manufacturers in the global marketplace. Today, manufacturers benefit from all forms of energy and natural resources— while making smart investments to become more energy efficient and keep protecting the environment. The future of the manufacturing industry and our country’s resource security rely on clarity and certainty from policymakers that strengthen our competitiveness. With a renewed commitment to increasing domestic energy production and delivery, to focusing on critical mineral and material supply chains and to advancing new technologies, the United States can continue to lead the world for decades to come.

Manufacturers' Priorities

  1. 1
    Produce comprehensive reforms to our permitting system that expedite all projects, including bringing on new and traditional energy sources.
  2. 2
    Remove regulatory barriers that slow access to the rich diversity of domestic energy, minerals and other natural resources to strengthen the energy advantage of manufacturers in the U.S.
  3. 3
    Repair the broken permitting process for energy and resources projects to minimize delays and reduce litigation.
  4. 4
    Support measures to enhance the domestic deployment of energy-efficient technologies in the public and private sectors and support their deployment globally.
  5. 5
    Expedite the legal and regulatory processes for exporting energy technologies and promoting trade in energy and environmental goods.
  6. 6
    Provide for a reliable, modern electric grid that ensures manufacturers can access reliable, affordable energy when they need it, even as policies and markets change.
  7. 7
    Support domestic critical mineral extraction, processing and global supply chain diversification that advances opportunities for new nearshore and onshore operations.
  8. 8
    Expand the useful lifecycle of critical mineral components with federal programs and funds that bring the best technologies to the market and facilitate sustainable processing and recycling methods.
  9. 9
    Increase additional energy infrastructure to allow the country to transport commodities with greater efficiency and safety—and to pave the way for a hydrogen-friendly energy future.