Congressman Blackburn believes we must employ a balanced approach that allows reasonable and intelligent use of our resources while still maintaining a clean and healthy environment. We must increase and diversify our supply of energy.
She strongly supports the underlying goals of our nation's environmental laws like the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and those that protect our National Parks and wildlife habitat. But a common sense approach to maintain a clean environment must reflect the views of those individuals who are most affected by it, and voices at the local level should not be drowned out by federal regulatory overtones originating in Washington D.C.
Congressman Blackburn is a member of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.