Wind. Solar. Natural gas. Domestic oil production. America's energy resources are vast, yet currently under-utilized.
I support an all-of-the-above energy policy that would create thousands of new American jobs, dramatically reduce our dependence on foreign oil from unfriendly nations and maximize our boundless natural resources in an environmentally-safe way. Unfortunately, the White House is standing in the way.
The Obama Administration prefers to cherry-pick their favored energy pet projects at the exclusion of proven job-producing basic scientific research and breakthrough advances like those produced at Fermilab in Batavia and our 18 other outstanding national laboratories across the country.
I support a comprehensive strategy that includes increasing domestic energy production both on and off-shore. I also favor market-based energy reform initiatives to expand carbon-free nuclear power and alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar power, both of which currently create jobs right here in Illinois.
In Congress, I am working to expand domestic energy production to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. This includes support for the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would create thousands of good jobs and help grow our economy at the same time.