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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Last week President Obama delivered his State of the Union address to the nation. I was pleased with the president’s tone throughout his speech and his praise for the critical energy mission that is ongoing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Unfortunately, most of his speech was much of the same rhetoric and failed promises we have heard before.