Issue Position: Energy

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2014
Issues: Energy

Our nation is dependent on far too many foreign sources of energy. This results in massive volatility and increases in energy prices. We need to take a more common-sense and comprehensive approach to solving our energy crisis.

I support enhancing our domestic energy production by exploring for and responsibly using our resources in ANWR as well as drilling for oil off America's coasts. I also support coal, natural gas, nuclear, ethanol, wind, biomass, and any other viable methods to increase America's energy supply and decrease our dependence on foreign oil.

The Keystone XL Pipeline has been stalled by President Obama for over four years, costing Americans jobs and greater energy security. The jobs and revenue to be generated from the construction and operation of the Keystone XL pipeline would not only help the First District of Kansas, but all of America. Advancing America's energy production would go a long way to getting our economy back on track - and protecting our national security.