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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February 25, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) of $46 million in project awards for advanced early-stage clean energy research through the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Initiative at the University of Utah- including funds awarded to the University of Oklahoma to help develop and engineer Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) technologies.
February 8, 2021 Frankly Speaking
With the stroke of his pen, President Joe Biden is using his executive authority to enact a laundry list of liberal policies. In fact, President Biden has enacted nearly more executive orders in his first two weeks in office than President Franklin Roosevelt did in his first month- President Roosevelt holds the record at 30. President Biden has signed 28. Unilaterally bypassing our democratic process isn’t the way to unify our country. And targeting America’s energy industry during an economic crisis is no way to ensure these workers come back stronger and healthier.
January 29, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Yesterday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) and 42 of his Republican colleagues in introducing the Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act, which would encourage and promote the construction of energy infrastructure across the borders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
January 26, 2021 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01), Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (WY-AL), and other top House Republicans in sending a letter to President Joe Biden calling on the Biden Administration to revoke the 60-day moratorium on new mining, oil and gas leasing and permitting on federal lands.
January 21, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) released a statement following President Biden’s executive order to recommit the U.S. to the Paris Agreement on climate change.
December 23, 2020 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Earlier this week, Congress passed H.R. 133- the Consolidated Appropriations Act, providing coronavirus relief and federal appropriations until September 30, 2021. The bipartisan, bicameral package included a number of important priorities supported by Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03), benefiting individuals, families, workers, and businesses across Oklahoma.
October 30, 2020 Press Release
Cheyenne, OK – Last week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $69 million to build and improve rural electric infrastructure in western Oklahoma.
July 1, 2020 Press Release
Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2- the Moving Forward Act:
May 29, 2020 In The News
House Republicans on Thursday unveiled legislation aimed at reducing America’s reliance on imported critical minerals integral to the nation’s supply chains for renewable energy, defense, and technology. The measure seeks to increase domestic production of critical minerals by expediting federal permitting, and requiring agencies to include mineral resource assessments in public land management.
May 28, 2020 Press Release
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).