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Executive Director Barry Worthington talks with Fox News’ Ed Henry about the future of coal plants in America.

About the Executive Director

Barry K. Worthington is the Executive Director of the United States Energy Association (USEA). USEA serves as a bipartisan advisory organization that represents over 100 members across the energy sector, from the largest Fortune 500 companies to small energy consulting firms.

Barry's Bio

Executive Director's Statements

  • USEA Chief: Infrastructure Improvement Will Get Much-Needed Momentum Thanks To New NEPA Rule Jul 15, 2020

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the Trump administration streamlined the way federal and state agencies will assess the environmental impact of proposed critical infrastructure projects, a new process that includes better engagement with the public and Native American tribes.

  • USEA Chief Says When Pipeline Projects Shutdown, All Americans Lose, Global Poverty Increases Jul 8, 2020
    Two major energy pipeline projects, which would have carried essential fuel from oil and gas fields to population centers in the Southeast and the Midwest, were shut down this week.
  • USEA Chief Urges Senate to Confirm Mark Menezes as DOE Deputy Secretary May 20, 2020
    Today, in its first hearing since President Trump declared a national emergency in March to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee advanced the nomination of Mark Menezes to become Deputy U.S. Energy Secretary.
  • We Still Have An Energy Crisis May 19, 2020
    In August 2002, I wrote a piece for the now-defunct “The World & I” magazine, called “We Still Have an Energy Crisis.”  Today, nearly 18 years later, the same headline can be written.  But it is an amazing, even shocking turn of events.  Today, our crisis is an oversupply crisis – not a crisis of scarcity.
  • A Memo From Our Executive Director May 13, 2020
    USEA is in its 9th week of working from home with our office completely closed. And we will likely be closed another few weeks to comply with the extended stay at home order of Washington, DC Mayor, Muriel Bowser.