Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) released this statement in response to the President's latest attempt to halt production and increase energy costs on Americans.
"Our nation is blessed with abundant energy resources, which if responsibly developed, would grow our economy, lower energy costs for families and businesses, create jobs, and strengthen our national security. That's why I support a true all-of-the-above energy approach that would set goals to develop all of our energy resources based on meeting the needs of the American people, and do so in a way that protects our environment.
"But the President isn't interested in what Congress has to say on the topic of energy development, or in meeting the energy needs of the American people. Instead of working with Congress to encourage responsible production of all of our domestic energy resources, the President has once more drug out his failed energy agenda in the form of an executive fiat to impede the development of proven energy resources with increased regulations and red tape. Ultimately, the President's mandate will raise energy costs, stunt economic growth, and kill jobs. With an agenda like this, it's no wonder the President doesn't want to have a conversation on the future of American energy, but instead wants to force what amounts to a back-door energy tax on the American people with no questions asked."
More on Tipton's recent efforts to strengthen domestic energy:
The Planning for American Energy Act
The Hydropower and Rural Jobs Act
The Keystone Pipeline