I believe energy independence is more important now than ever. The United States possesses immense oil and natural gas reserves that are completely unused. Increasing our energy independence can and should be done in a responsible manner that will not unnecessarily drive up energy costs or jeopardize economic growth.
This is why I support an all of the above strategy using renewable sources such as wind, solar, hydropower and geothermal energy. A comprehensive energy policy will foster energy independence, create jobs, provide affordable electricity and boost our economy.
Rest assured I will continue to work to ensure energy production in the United States is done in the safest and most responsible manner so our future generations can enjoy the natural beauty of our great nation.
Nuclear Cleanup Caucus
The Nuclear Cleanup Caucus supports the largest environment cleanup program in the world while also raising awareness on environmental management issues in Congress and across the country.
As Chair of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, I have seen firsthand in my District how nuclear cleanup can positively affect an area. The Manhattan Project site, located in Oak Ridge, is a prime example of how 50 years of government nuclear weapons development can impact communities throughout the nation.
I look forward to continued success in building a strong coalition of nuclear cleanup missions across the country.
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Fleischmann Welcomes Chattanooga ORNL Office
Washington, D.C.— Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN – 03) is pleased to be a part of Oak Ridge National Laboratory opening an office in downtown Chattanooga. Several world class facilities at the lab have been used to solve business and manufacturing problems for corporations nationwide and the lab will now focus on the Chattanooga area.
Fleischmann Will Participate in Nuclear Cleanup Caucus Event
Washington, D.C.— Tomorrow Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Chair of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, will be participating in the last event for the caucus of the year. The discussion will focus on current research and development within the Department of Energy and the commercial nuclear sector that considerably improves safety for nuclear cleanup activities.
Fleischmann Will Participate in Upcoming Nuclear Cleanup Event
Washington, D.C.− The House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, a bipartisan caucus co-chaired by Representatives Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) and Ben Lujan (NM-D), will be participating in an event focusing on high risk excess facilities at Department of Energy cleanup sites. Assistant Secretary of Energy Monica Regalbuto will outline the Department’s plans for deteriorating buildings that are a risk to public health and safety.
March 15, 2016
For Immediate Release | Contact: Maria Dill 202-225-3271
Chattanooga− Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement on President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline.
“Today, President Obama put politics above jobs and energy security by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline had bipartisan support and had been proven environmentally safe by the State Department. With this decision President Obama is not only snubbing our largest trading partner and energy supplier but he is also turning his back on at least 40,000 good paying jobs.”