Urge Congress To Support Additional LIHEAP Funding
Recently, EMA sent a letter to the White House urging the Administration to address the negative impact of low heating oil supply that is already being felt by residential consumers and heating oil dealers.
To address this challenge, EMA requested that the Administration immediately take the following steps:
–Issue an immediate hours of service waiver for heating oil drivers for the duration of the winter heating season.
–Temporarily waive the Jones Act so that foreign vessels can replenish low heating oil inventory in the Northeast.
— Include an additional $1 billion emergency supplemental appropriation for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in Fiscal Year 2023 federal appropriations legislation.
EMA is anticipating Congress will consider additional LIHEAP appropriations before the end of the year.
We ask you and your employees to TAKE ACTION NOW in expressing the need for additional LIHEAP funding for the 2022 – 2023 heating season.