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Issue Position: Promoting Energy Independence

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Congressman Carter shares the views of most Americans that the U.S. should increase domestic oil exploration.

Since coming to Congress, he has consistently supported efforts to increase domestic energy exploration and production. There are plentiful oil sources in the U.S., including ANWR and the Outer Continental Shelf. Congressman Carter understands that exploration in these areas will help increase our energy supply and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. He is also promotes the use of renewable energy sources.

Congressman Carter is opposed to government ownership of oil refineries as well as other measures that will increase energy prices.


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