Jane Corwin, successful businesswoman and candidate for New York's 26th Congressional District, today outlined a comprehensive energy strategy to decrease gas prices and wean our country off of foreign sources of oil. Corwin discussed her policy agenda at the Stop & Gas station on Main Street in Clarence.
The need for an "all-of-the-above" energy strategy has never been greater. The price of a gallon of gasoline is almost $1.00 higher than this time last year, and our country will need an estimated 25 percent more electricity in 2035 than we consume today.
"Instead of listening to the American people who have called for a comprehensive, common sense energy strategy, Washington has stood by while more American dollars have been sent overseas," Corwin said. "Increasing American energy production, getting Washington out of the business of choosing winners and losers in the renewable energy field, and standing in the way of an EPA bent on implementing a national energy tax are surefire ways to help create jobs here at home and lessen our dependence on foreign oil. The time to act is now."
Corwin outlined several common sense solutions to lowering energy costs, creating American jobs and decreasing our growing dependence on foreign sources of oil:
Increase domestic energy exploration to create jobs here at home. Washington's policies have left 98 percent of our offshore federal lands and over 95 percent of our onshore federal lands un-leased for energy.
Get Washington out of the business of picking winners and losers in the renewable energy field. America can become a leader in green energy technologies, but American consumers -- not Washington bureaucrats -- will decide what works best. We need to work towards incentivizing -- not mandating -- investments in renewable energy sources.
Stop the EPA from implementing a backdoor national energy tax which would cause energy costs to rise. We can't expect our energy supplies to increase when some in Washington are doing everything they can to limit what energy we can have.
"America's energy concerns will not go away anytime soon, and Washington needs to get out of the way of our domestic energy producers so we can safely produce the vast amounts of energy we have here," Corwin added. "Washington needs to stop kicking the can down the road and address our energy needs once and for all. If honored to be Western New York's next representative in Washington, I will continue fighting for these common sense principles so we can once and for all stop the rising costs of gas."