I support an “all of the above” energy strategy for the Unites States. America should lead the world in new innovative energy technology while continuing to develop and use our vast traditional energy resources. New technologies are allowing the extraction of more natural gas than ever before and creating thousands of good paying jobs in the process. Coal can now be burned more cleanly and provides affordable energy to much of Indiana.
There must be an appropriate balance between environmental protection and its real world consequences. Our national resources must be protected and responsible standards set to make sure we all live in a safer and cleaner world. Yet, well-intentioned but inappropriate regulations will cost jobs and do little to promote the environmental standards we all want to see enforced. The President needs to abandon his “war on coal” and allow the development of all of America’s energy resources in a responsible manner. That is how we will be able to provide American consumers and businesses with the affordable energy that will power the world-leading American economy.