The United States is much too dependent on foreign energy, especially Middle Eastern oil. Having suffered years of record high gas prices, Americans deserve greater freedom from Middle Eastern manipulation of the petroleum markets. We must increase domestic oil and gas supply by exploring and utilizing more of the energy resources we have at home.
We must also help keep our nation on the cutting edge by exploring alternative sources of energy and better ways to make use of them; including nuclear, wind, solar and other alternative energies. At the same time, we must be careful stewards of all of our precious natural resources by always avoiding strategies which unnecessarily damage our landscape or environment or pose health risks to our citizens.