The price of gas is skyrocketing while President Obama blocks new permits to drill domestically and rejects important projects like the Keystone XL pipeline. I support an all-of-the-above approach to our energy needs and believe government should get out of the way and allow the energy market to develop lasting and efficient technologies and harvest our natural gas, coal, and oil supplies.
I have opposed legislation that would expand the EPA's regulatory reach and will continue to be a vocal opponent against the President's cap and trade bill, which would only make things worse. I believe that while we should certainly encourage improvements in technology to harness new forms of energy, we should not neglect the natural resources already available to keep costs low for everyone.
It's time to use common sense and in our nation's energy policy. God has blessed our nation with the natural resources and the ability to responsibly develop them to grow our economy and secure our nation."