Issue Position: Energy and Environment

Issue Position

Senator Casey is working to preserve the richness, beauty and diversity of Pennsylvania's natural environment. He is committed to protecting the environment, preserving our national treasures and safeguarding the health of Pennsylvanian families.

Senator Casey supports harnessing our natural resources to create jobs for hardworking Pennsylvanians. Policies that help our Nation secure its energy independence while strengthening the domestic market for energy technologies are a step in the right direction. Increased use of domestic energy works to lower energy prices, transform the world economy and protect our national security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil. Senator Casey supports a comprehensive energy policy that furthers innovation and entrepreneurship.

Senator Casey believes that a forward-thinking energy strategy must offer diverse, reliable energy sources. Senator Casey understands people's desire to harvest local energy sources. Representing an energy producing state, he supports responsible natural gas and drilling and coal mining. Pennsylvania's natural gas reserves and coal mines offer great potential for jobs and economic progress for the region. Affordable energy is essential to driving our manufacturing sector, keeping goods jobs based in America.

Pennsylvania is an industry leader in alternative energy through the development of clean and renewable energy technologies. Renewable energy encourages economic growth by creating green jobs both for today and for future generations.

Pennsylvania's beautiful lakes, forests, parks, and historical areas bring tourism dollars and jobs to the Commonwealth, and should be protected. Senator Casey has successfully supported the expansion and protection of sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park, preserving this treasure for the benefit of current and future Pennsylvanians.