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Energy & Environment

For the first time in decades, the United States is on the brink of energy independence. We must take advantage of this great opportunity.  I support responsible domestic energy production in the United States.

Our world is filled with rich natural resources, and we are charged with being good stewards of those resources. I strongly support the conservation and preservation of our natural and historical resources.

For the first time in decades, the United States is on the brink of energy independence.  This is an economic issue, as well as an issue of national autonomy.

Our families, our businesses, and our economic and national security depends upon affordable, environmentally-sensitive energy production.

Therefore, I support responsible oil and gas production in the United States.  In fact, I support all forms of energy, from coal and hydroelectric to solar, nuclear and wind. All of these play an important part in a competitive energy marketplace, but the federal government should not intervene  to favor some industries over others or attempt to regulate coal or others out of existence.

While government may put prudent, reasonable protections on our natural resources, we have all seen what out-of-control federal regulators can do. Politically motivated restrictions on the construction of the Keystone pipeline or the incandescent light bulb illustrate the way regulatory power can be abused. I will strongly support the Keystone pipeline and other similar projects and work to defend our consumers from redundant regulations that cause more harm than good.

I support reliable, affordable energy sources to protect the pocketbooks of American families. The cost of overregulation falls not on producers or energy corporations, but is passed on to consumers. Ultimately you and I pay multiple times and in multiple ways for the cost of excessive regulations.