Jim knows our dependence on foreign oil threatens our national security, and rising energy prices threaten our wallets.
Jim believes that new energy solutions can create thousands of jobs in Middle Tennessee and protect our environment. When Congress voted to address global warming last year, Jim introduced a bill to make sure that energy prices remain stable for everyday Americans -- and that new rules weren't manipulated by Wall Street.
Jim works to help Tennessee families get a fair deal from their electric co-operatives. He has joined TVA in appealing a frivolous lawsuit to make sure Tennesseans don't pay hundreds of millions of dollars in unnecessary fines, and continues to support efforts to keep coal mining waste from harming our water supplies in Middle Tennessee.