"For years Congress has blocked efforts to expand our nation's domestic production of energy off-shore and in Alaska, and now we're paying the price at the pump. We can no longer afford to let these resources sit idle."
- Shelley Moore Capito
West Virginians are hurting because of skyrocketing gas prices. As a nation, we must achieve energy independence at home. We need less talk and real action by Congress to lower gas prices. Unfortunately some politicians stand in opposition to these efforts and want to continue the failed policies that have resulted in higher prices at the pump. By drilling in Alaska and off the U.S. coast - a source of more than 1.1 trillion barrels of oil currently off limits to domestic production - Congresswoman Capito is an advocate for increased production of domestic energy. She also supports investing in renewable energy sources like wind and solar.