Issue Position: Energy

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2014

Our nation is blessed with abundant natural resources, including vast stores of untapped oil and natural gas. In fact, Ohio is well positioned to become a major player in the natural gas boom. Yet our nation remains far too reliant on foreign energy, and Americans continue to pay unacceptably high prices at the pump. I support policies that will expand access to all forms of American-made energy, including the Keystone XL pipeline, which will create jobs and provide increased energy supplies, and increased American energy exploration on private and federal lands.

I also believe the EPA's unilateral pursuit of regulatory action without congressional oversight, including the unaccountable attempt to regulate carbon, has created tremendous uncertainty for businesses and consumers at a time when we can least afford it.