I support an energy and environmental policy that recognizes the importance of energy independence for our economic well-being and national security. I support increased drilling for oil in our own country on both private and public land and using more of our own energy resources. Our energy industries have the technology to produce an abundance of inexpensive energy which is the strong arm of a market-driven economy, while at the same time being environmentally friendly. This includes coal, hydroelectric and nuclear power. All forms of government subsidized alternative energy production are proving to be inefficient boondoggles needlessly perpetuated by the government at taxpayer expense. These subsidies must be phased out.