Issue Position: Energy

Issue Position

By:  Krayton Kerns
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Our economy is dependent on readily available energy and conservation will not increase our supply. We must explore and develop the energy reserves within our borders. Montana has some of the largest coal reserves in the world yet current political leaders side with environmentalists to prohibit its development. As the single greatest revenue source to Montana's General Fund is individual income tax, the fastest way to improve Montana's balance sheet is to encourage all energy development and the high paying jobs they create.