Real Energy Solutions

In order to achieve energy independence as a nation, we must work towards lessening our dependency on foreign oil, create American jobs, and promote energy efficiency.

Estimates put more than 800 billion barrels of untapped oil in onshore and offshore reserves in the U.S. Putting even a fraction of that on the market would undoubtedly help lower the cost of gasoline. Also, we must expand our ability to refine crude oil. A new oil refinery has not been built in this country in more than 30 years, pushing our existing refineries to their production limit. Without updating and expanding our refining capacity, we will be unable to effectively and efficiently convert our crude oil into gasoline.

It is also important to encourage the development of alternative fuels. Wind power is one of the most efficient forms of energy, as Oklahoma has learned. Oklahoma's wind industry is the number nine producer in the nation. Not only are we creating cleaner, American-made energy, but our farmers are able to generate additional income by placing wind turbines in the wheat fields, boosting the American economy. However, America's wind production potential is far from fulfilled. Many states have opposed wind turbines being built within their borders. In addition, more research and development is needed to effectively transport the energy harvested.

Oklahoma began its role as an energy-producing state with the establishment of the first oil refinery in the late 1800s, and has grown to be one of the largest producers of oil and natural gas in the country. With the recent interest in alternative fuels, we have maintained our position at the forefront of energy production by developing one of the most successful wind industries in the country. We have proudly been a major contributor to the nation's energy supply for more than 100 years and look forward to continuing in that role.

We are honored to serve as an energy provider for this country; however, the supply produced by Oklahoma and other energy producing states is no longer enough to meet the world demands. It is time for all Americans to get back in the business of energy production.

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Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-04) and Rep. Michael Waltz (FL-06) in introducing the American Critical Mineral Exploration and Innovation Act of 2020. They were joined by House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (UT-01), and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23).
April 3, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined a letter led by Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) to the Trump Administration asking them to continue to prioritize America’s oil and natural gas producers and workforce throughout this national health emergency.
March 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) signed a letter, joining 129 of his House Republican colleagues, supporting the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) efforts to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

January 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement commending the Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army’s finalization of the new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, cutting burdensome regulation for America’s farmers, ranchers, and landowners:

December 22, 2015 Frankly Speaking

As 2015 comes to an end, Congress is tasked with funding the federal government through the end of next September, or the remainder of the fiscal year. Last week the House and Senate passed a spending agreement that combined the 12 appropriations bills to fund various aspects of our government, ranging everywhere from defense to agriculture. In addition to this funding, the spending package also includes a number of policies to boost economic growth and encourage job creation in the private sector.

November 6, 2015 Press Release
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