My Position on Energy & Environment
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. 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. The oil and gas producers in Oklahoma’s 3rd Congressional District provide a safe and affordable energy to our nation, and thousands of jobs to our people.
But it’s not just oil and natural gas that make Oklahoma great, our state is home to some of the United States’ largest wind farms. 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.
America’s energy supply should be stable, diverse, and affordable, which is why I support an all-of-the-above energy strategy that encourages domestic production, reduces our dependency on foreign oil, and explores renewable energy solutions.