Oct. 8, 2020


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THIS REGULAR GENERAL MEETING LUNCHEON EVENT WILL BE HELD IN PERSON AND ALSO VIA WEBINAR. TO REGISTER FOR THE IN-PERSON MEETING, PLEASE RETURN TO THE EVENTS PAGE FOR THE IN-PERSON LINK

U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw of Texas's 2nd Congressional District will be speaking about important issues affecting Houston's Energy industry.

Global Energy demand is expected to rise by 25-30% over the next two decades, and Houston, as the energy capital of the world, is well poised to meet that demand. However, calls to dismantle the fossil fuel industry ignore the innovation that the petrochemical complex continues to drive, providing low-cost energy and materials to the whole world. We’re at a tipping point –as both Wall St and Capitol Hill stand downstream of a culture that has gotten more antagonistic towards the American energy industry.

 The choice between clean energy and fossil fuels is not a binary one. Following the successes of the fracking revolution, innovation in the oil and gas industry can continue to provide cheap and clean energy to the United States and the rest of the world – reducing our emissions further than models based on heavy-handed regulations ever predicted.  Clean, cheap, American energy hinges on our scientists, our engineers, and institutions finding solutions to more efficient exploration, production, and transportation of hydrocarbons, as well as carbon capture, utilization, and storage.

If America doesn’t act, the same growing global demand will be filled by foreign competitors, like Russia with their lackluster standards across their whole energy industry. Even worse, if the current anti-fossil fuel ideology continues, vulnerable communities in America and abroad could see price hikes in goods, fuel, and power that will hamper prosperity and development. This is why American energy independence and innovation is needed more than ever before.

 

 

 

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Speaker: U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw, 2nd Texas Congressional District
Speaker U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw, 2nd Texas Congressional District
Originally from the Houston area, Rep. Dan Crenshaw is a proud 6th generation Texan. His father’s career in the Texas oil and gas industry moved his family all over the world, including Ecuador and Colombia, where he attended high school. As a result, Dan is fluent in Spanish.  In 2006, Dan …

Originally from the Houston area, Rep. Dan Crenshaw is a proud 6th generation Texan. His father’s career in the Texas oil and gas industry moved his family all over the world, including Ecuador and Colombia, where he attended high school. As a result, Dan is fluent in Spanish.  In 2006, Dan graduated from Tufts University, where he earned his Naval officer commission through Navy ROTC. Following graduation, he immediately reported to SEAL training in Coronado, CA, where he met his future wife, Tara.


 


On Dan’s third deployment in Iraq in 2012, his life changed forever. After six months of combat operations, he was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan. His right eye had been destroyed in the blast and his left eye was badly damaged. Dan was completely blind and the doctors did not believe he would ever see again. After several difficult surgeries and months of fighting a tough diagnosis, Dan eventually regained sight in his left eye. Dan refused to quit and went on to deploy twice more, first back to the Middle East in 2014 and then South Korea in 2016.


 


Dan was medically retired in September of 2016 as a Lieutenant Commander after serving ten years in the SEAL Teams. He left service with many decorations.  Soon after, Dan completed his Master’s in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.


 


Dan then returned to Houston, where his community was hit by Hurricane Harvey. He spent his time volunteering in areas of Katy, helping his neighbors recover from the damage. He saw first-hand the unthinkable losses that Texas suffered, but he also saw Texan grit and resilience. This inspired him to do more for his community.  Dan and Tara decided that the best way to serve the people of Texas would be in elected office.


 


In November 2018, Dan was elected to represent the people of Texas’s Second Congressional District. In Congress, he was appointed to the Homeland Security Committee and the Budget Committee. He was also named Ranking Member of the Oversight, Management, and Accountability Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee. Through his work on these committees he is focused on border security, disaster relief funding, port security, cutting frivolous spending and implementing fiscally responsible policies.


 

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Organizer

Barry Faulkner

Email: barryf1944@gmail.com ;


Phone: (281) 627-8790


Date and Time

Thu, Oct. 8, 2020

noon - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Pricing

  • Webinar
    $20.00
    (ends 10/08/2020)
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Group(s): General Meeting