Energy and the Environment

Affordable and reliable energy is critical to our economy as well as our quality of life.  Unfortunately our politicians in Springfield and Washington have embraced policies that increase the cost of energy on small business and consumers as well as continue our dependency on foreign oil.

We need a comprehensive plan that keeps energy affordable, while moving us toward energy independence and cleaner sources of energy:

  • We should encourage the innovation and production of more fuel-efficient vehicles.
  • We have the potential to create jobs while cleaning up our environment and improving our national security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil. 
  • Gas prices have soared, and oil companies are making record profits.  Meanwhile, Washington continues to provide them with billions in special government handouts.  We should end them.
  • We must investigate and make sure oil companies do not collude to keep gas prices high. 


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